Traditional Irish Music
Has anyone here been to the BLAS Summer School, of know of anyone who has? What sort of age ranges attend? I was thinking of going, but dont really want to be the only middle-aged bloke amongst a…Continue
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I attend a pub session in the Greenmantle Pub, West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh on Monday evenings starting at around 8.45pm.
It’s a small, friendly, informal group (improving beginner/intermediate level), and new members are welcome to come along and join in. The Greenmantle Pubis a Shetland pub, and the owners love having traditional music in the bar.
The music is a mix of Scottish and Irish tunes. I maintain a tunebook for the session, which can be found here. http://greenmantle.iwilson.co.uk Playing from the music is fine.
There is also a session in Bennetts Bar, Tollcross, on Wednesdays from 9pm thats also aimed at the improver/intermediate level. This is mostly attended by people coming from the Scots Music Group classes at Boroughmuir High School. Most of the tunes played are from the SMG tunebooks and Nigel Gatherer's Joy of Sets books.