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'A Jamming good time at Cellar Sessions' Thursday 2nd November 2023

On Thursday 2nd November 2023 we decided to attend the ‘Cellar Sessions’ a weekly Jam Night & Open Mic at Lendal Cellars York.

Lendal Cellars is a Greene King pub which is situated in the heart of York just off St Helens Square through an iron arch. It is a traditional cellar bar dating back to the 18th Century, formerly the Lord Mayors wine cellar. It has always been one of our favourite pubs with its rich history, original stone walls, simple but effective décor, beer garden, large range of drinks, small and robust food menu and live music. We sat down with our 0.0% Peroni beer (£4.20) and a diet Coke (£3.35) ready to enjoy the music and what the night would bring.

Cellar Sessions is located in the lower section of the pub, the ‘Jamming/Open Mic area’ is situated at one end and there is ample seating looking down towards the stage. The environment is relaxed with the dimmed lights and pretty fairy lights creating a lovely ambience. The session is hosted by Jimbo, Presh and Joe who are all well-known musicians within the York music scene. We arrived after the session had begun and unfortunately missed the first musician Fred at 20:15. However we arrived in time to relax, unwind and enjoy a fun jam/ open mic night from the following musicians; Bryce, Jimbo, Graham, Steve and Angelina , Grapevine, Hot Ashes, Miles Barrett and Jim Glazzard and friends.

We thoroughly enjoyed the range of different types of music from all of the musicians, it is great to see that musicians regardless off their musical experience are welcomed to join the jam/ open mic night and showcase their talents. We will definitely be going again!

Lendal Cellars continues to host Cellar Sessions every Thursday 08:00pm - 11:00pm and also a Monthly Reggae Night with Catchafire (first Friday of each month) from 08:00pm - 11:45pm. All upcoming events can be found on Lendal Cellars website within the ‘What's On’ section.

To find out more, check out the following links to social media.

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'With so many ways to communicate at our disposal, we must not forget the transformative power of a live music experience and genuine human exchange'. Quote taken from Jon Batiste.


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