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Old Timey Session

The Newport Old Timey Session is a fun way to learn old-time and bluegrass tunes and songs - and meet a bunch of people who like this stuff as much as you!

It runs on a few principles that make it different from a standard old-time session:

  • Musicians, of all ages, are welcome, whether experienced or just starting out

  • The session consists of two parts: the first hour focusses on supported learning of tunes/songs; the second hour is a fun jam session

  • Written music is provided for the supported learning; in the jam session people are free to use sheet music or not

  • Any musical instrument is welcome, but the focus is on traditional string band instruments, e.g. fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, washboard...etc.

  • The repertoire is based on traditional old-time and bluegrass dance tunes and songs


Bruce Williams

Bruce has been a member of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club for over 12 years.

He plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and a smattering of dobro.

Noel Landry

Originally hailing from the Deep North of Canada, Noel Landry has been a Newport local for 10 years. A passionate flatpick guitar player and occasional yodeller, he prefers to live life in the keys of G and C exclusively.



Third Monday of each month, 7:30-9:30pm.

Check Events Calendar for exact dates.




Newport Community Hub

13 Mason St Newport (enter via terrace in Paine Reserve)


$5 / $3 members.

See our Covid safe policy for entry conditions.

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