Finding Irish Music in South Carolina

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  1. Thanks for all the info! Do you think there is any chance that hammered dulcimer players might be welcome at sessions? There are 2 of us that are very interested, and I would love to know what you think. Thanks so much!

    1. It kind of depends on the group since each is different. I know the session at The Stomping Grounds in Greer is very welcoming. The session at Fitzpatrick’s would also let you join in, I’m sure. Some of these places have limited space, though. You might want to visit and check it out first.


    If bluegrass interests you, you have two other options of which I’m aware.

    5109 Liberty Highway, Pendleton
    Every Saturday 6:30-11 p.m.
    In one-time ol’ country grocery, vintage vibe.
    They have chairs for listeners. I visited years ago, and it seems they have regulars who play as groups. Unsure of how a newcomer would or wouldn’t fit in. Recall some pretty darned hot BG by locals.

    12280 Long Creek Highway, Westminster, SC
    Highway 76 between Westminster, SC and Clayton, GA
    “Bluegrass Performances Every Friday Night”
    Not sure whether or not they host jams, or if only groups.

    Prefer and play old time and a wee bit o’ Irish myself, but enjoy hearing a dose of bluegrass now and then.

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