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Trad Week at The Wolfhound


The Wolfhound is a modern Irish pub in Astoria, Queens, having opened their doors in 2016. Since opening, the pub has been a constant home to performers of Irish traditional music. This is especially true every February, when The Wolfhound hosts Trad Week.

Trad Week is an annual tradition at The Wolfhound, a full week to celebrate the enduring legacy of traditional Irish music. Musicians and singers are flown in from Ireland to perform all week long.

Trad musicians at The Wolfhound.

The Wolfhound Team said in a statement, “Trad Week 2022 was a rousing success! Thanks to all the musicians who came to play, and thanks to everyone who came to bear witness! More people came together than ever before – thank you for being a part of it all!”

Coming up this week, Monday February 13 through Thursday February 16, music is played by musicians gathered around the Session Table. These jam sessions include improvisation as well as entire traditional songs. Musicians are encouraged to join in – this is part of the fun of Trad Week! A lineup is arranged, but you never know who could surprise us with a visit. These sessions are casual and communal, starting at 8pm.

Then this coming weekend, Friday February 17 through Sunday February 19, music is performed on the Wolfhound stage, more of a concert style. These nights are the culmination of the week. Each show has a set time, and there is a $10 cover charge until midnight. See below for the Trad Week Lineup:


Monday 2/13 – Thursday 2/16 // 8PM
Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O’Connell, Murt Ryan, Seanie McGrath, and John Kelly will be leading the Trad Session Table throughout the week

Wednesday 2/15 // 4PM
Piping session with Blackie O’Connell

Thursday 2/16 // 4PM
Early bird Trad session with Dave Fahy and Friends

Thursday 2/16 // 8PM
The Clare Musicians will be joined by legendary New York fiddler Tony DeMarco

Friday 2/17 // 7PM
Jake James and Friends

Friday 2/17 // 10PM
Ivan Goff, Dave Fahy, and guests

Saturday 2/18 // 2PM
Trad Brunch

Saturday 2/18 // 7PM

Saturday 2/18 // 9:30PM
Matt Stapleton, Liz Hanley, and Séagda Coyle

Saturday 2/18 // Midnight
TRAD DISCO with Shane Cunningham

Sunday 2/19 // 2PM
Trad Brunch

Sunday 2/19 // 8PM
Alan Murray and Pat Mangan

Sunday 2/19 // 10:30PM
Seanie Moloney and Bernadette Fee

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