The Starry Session – Sunday, November 30 – 8 to midnight (Berkeley)


The Elderberries will host the long-running session of traditional Irish music at Berkeley’s Starry Plough.

Thanks to Shay Black for inviting us to host these 5th-Sunday gatherings.


3101 Shattuck Avenue (at Prince Street) in Berkeley. A few blocks from Ashby BART.

No cover — All toddlers welcome until the restaurant closes at 10pm (then 21+).

Sunday nights at The Starry Plough are a rare, wonderful, old-world scene with great food, drink, & energy — and traditional Irish tunes and songs. On the first Sunday of each month, hear excellent music-craft in tune sessions led by fine local musicians.

Mondays nights are special too, with traditional Irish dance. John Slaymaker teaches and leads beginning-to-advanced dancers, while Richard Page leads live music onstage.


The sketches below are from a recent session. Thanks to animator Nikita Taranduke for sharing! See more of his amazing work at: