Third Thursday of the Month at 6:00-8:00pm
We are a learning session for beginning to intermediate players of various traditional and non-traditional instruments to learn and develop our ability to play new and familiar Irish and Scottish traditional tunes, and learn the etiquette and various techniques needed to participate in a traditional Irish session. We are all learning together and welcome everyone, but intermediate/advanced players who have a great deal of experience with Irish sessions, or who are experts with their instruments should bring their patience and be willing to support new players.
Participants should bring their own instruments, a music stand and have some familiarity with their instruments and either know how to read music, or to play by ear. Participants should also be prepared to learn about traditional Irish/Scottish music specifically. Some familiarity with Irish/Scottish music will be helpful, since the session isn't "free form" but is a learning session designed to help participants prepare for Irish traditional music sessions. We are developing a tune list, available to download here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14d7dQhqszDAdYDpcJG8upMSElfYvrIWv
Once we have developed a crew of people with a strong grasp of a good repertoire of tunes, we can create a more traditional Irish session. More advanced players who wish to create a more traditional session right away may contact to help organize such a group as well.
Anyone is welcome to join, but I am checking in with people personally before providing location information, because these events occur in a private home.Find Out More on "The Session" Website: https://thesession.org/sessions/7377
Someone who has grown their own Irish music session has provided an extensive list of common tunes to help support us. I provide that link here for reference, so we can discuss when/how/if we incorporate these tunes into our list. In the Democratic nature of our group, however, I'm not going to impose this list, since I strongly feel personal interest should also motivate the growth of our tune list as well.See Tune List on Mandolin Cafe Forum: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/159510-Sacramento-Traditional-Irish-Learning-Session