Regular Celtic Music Sessions in Alaska

and the neighboring Yukon Territory

Sessions are most often informal and play tunes from the public domain. New folks are welcomed with our famed northern hospitality.

Covid has killed most sessions. If you know of a regular session, please let me know. See contact info below.

  • Fairbanks

      There is a Celtic oriented session often every Friday eve, coordinated by Mimi Chapin. Contact her for details.

  • Anchorage-Southcentral Area

  • Kodiak

      There hasn’t been any trad sessions in Kodiak of late. One of the largest fishing ports in the country, one might expect a sailor with a concertina at least. There is a group of Russian music players there. Does that count as trad?
  • Juneau

    • There are some hard core Celtic and Old Time music enthusiasts in this town. Henry Hopkins can be reached at 907-364-3187 or henry_hopkins(at) Other folks in the know are Greg McGlaughlin at (907) 780-4213. They also promote Irish and other traditional music in Juneau.
  • Haines

    • unknown since Len Feldman moved to Port Townsend, WA.
  • Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

    • October through March First Sat. of each month, Whitehorse Coffeehouse.
      Call Bob Kuiper at (403) 633-4501 for further info to see if sessions have resumed.
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada is another site for locating sessions as well as other good celtic music resources.

If you have session information in Alaska you would like to add to the list, you can email me at gary(at)