Posted in Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 by bluelionsession

Hello, we’ve decided to move the “Blue Lion Session” to a new venue (again!). Although we loved the thai food at the Cobden, the grumpy landlord made it rather difficult for us to play in competition with his stereo system, so we’re heading for the bluegrass-friendly Lamb, and we are very excited, as we really like the Lamb, yay!  See:

As normal, we’ll be playing from 8pm every 1st and 3rd Weds of each month, meaning Aug 7th 2013 is the next date and you can work out the rest from there.

You can order pizzas to be delivered to the pub if you want to eat – or there are a range of places nearby, including another nice thai place opposite called “Chompoo”, yes that’s its name.

So, to get to the Lamb, you’ll want the address – its no. 54 Holloway Road. The nearest tube is Highbury & Islington, and the nearest bus stop is St Mary Magdalene Church if you’re on a 43, 271 or 393.

We hope to see you soon – Helen, Pat and Chris






Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2012 by bluelionsession

Dear all, please note that we are taking a break from the Blue Lion as of August 2012 – please check back here for more information on sessions, which will appear soon.

We have really enjoyed being at the Bluey, but so too have all those noisy drinkers, so we’re thinking about finding a quieter home in the future.

Back soon!

Weds 7th December – Session Tonight!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 7, 2011 by bluelionsession


Just a quick reminder we have a session tonight (Weds 7th December) followed by our final one of the year on the 21st.

Music from 8pm

Swannanoa Old-Time Week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 6, 2011 by bluelionsession

There’s a new page added here about Swannanoa Old-time week. Enjoy!

London Old-time and Bluegrass Week

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 1, 2011 by bluelionsession

Hello Folks,
Hopefully you will have heard that next week is the first ever London Old-Time and Bluegrass Week, and there are lots of fabulous events on. We are pleased to announce that the Blue Lion Session is part of LOT&BW on Weds 11 May, and two of our favourite bands (Grinch Mountain and The Glorification) are playing upstairs at the Hemingford pub, Islington on Friday 6th May. Do come along and enjoy the fun.

Sword Dancing at the Blue Lion

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2010 by bluelionsession

For those of you on Facebook, you can now watch a video of the wonderful Sword Dancers, who joined us earlier this month. Here’s hoping they return soon.


The Etiquette Police have arrived!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 21, 2010 by bluelionsession

I’ve added a new page to this site with some handy hints on how not to irritate your fellow musicians. See the ‘Etiquette’ link on the right hand side of the home page!