The traditional music of the mountains of North Carolina traces its roots back to the Celtic music of Ireland and Scotland. Traditional Celtic music is still played on the porches and in the pubs of the Celtic lands... and also throughout the southern Appalachian mountains. In true pub fashion, White Horse Black Mountain hosts a traditional Irish-style session twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesdays, starting at 7 pm.... ........and there is NO COVER CHARGE. Sessions are in many ways the heart and soul of Irish traditional music, a place for players to share tunes and socialize. It’s not a performance, but rather an informal situation in which listeners are welcome to participate, whether offering encouragement, singing along on a chorus, or asking questions about the music and instruments. White Horse sessions regularly draw players from as far away as Waynesville, Cullowhee, Rutherfordton, and even Clayton, Georgia.