Jim Wells Sr
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Vibrato In Traditional Irish Music Sessions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Wells Sr Sep 4, 2014. 2 Replies

I have been leading sessions for the past 6 years and have been telling people, as I was taught, that vibrato, harmony and counter melodies are not accepted in Traditional Irish sessions. Lately, the idea of vibrato in sessions has been challenged.…Continue

Burke Low G For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott Aug 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Burke Low G Brass whistle for sale for $200.00 (US). Nearly new, tunable, and sounds beautiful. Has a wonderful, mellow low sound. No dents or scratches. Polishes up like a dream. Seldom played as I have many more instruments. Selling it to buy a…Continue

Tags: sell, for, penny, whistle, Burke

Summer School

Started Jun 23, 2012 0 Replies

I will be attending Noel Hill's Concertina school in Portland OR the first week in August. Please send me about 30 flyers and I will hand them out there.Jim WellsContinue

Dallas Slow Sessions-Dallas, Texas

Started Apr 20, 2012 0 Replies

Beginner Sessions every 2nd and 4th Saturday and Intermediate Sessions every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Please visit our website Dallas Slow Sessions for details and contact…Continue

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Jim Wells Sr commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"The Staggering Irishman-Dallas, Texas closed on April 29th of 2016 so Dallas Slow Sessions is no longer holding sessions there. Stay tuned for announcememt of new location in the future.  Jim Wells Sr"
May 10, 2016
Jim Wells Sr updated their profile
Nov 15, 2015
Jim Wells Sr replied to Jim Wells Sr's discussion Vibrato In Traditional Irish Music Sessions?
"Great reply, Larry. I appreciate your input. You explain very nicely why the professionals sometimes use vibrato and harmony in open sessions and advanced sessions. I will look to see what others suggest and then take the most wisdom and share with…"
Sep 4, 2014
Jim Wells Sr posted a discussion

Vibrato In Traditional Irish Music Sessions?

I have been leading sessions for the past 6 years and have been telling people, as I was taught, that vibrato, harmony and counter melodies are not accepted in Traditional Irish sessions. Lately, the idea of vibrato in sessions has been challenged. I have noticed that professional fiddlers at times do use vibrato in sessions and others even play harmony or counter melodies in open sessions. My question to this community is: Do you use vibrato during your Traditional Irish music sessions? How do…See More
Aug 29, 2014
Jim Wells Sr commented on Tony Lawless's page USA/Canada - Irish Traditional Music Session Listings
"The Allen Wickers Pub (Dallas Texas): New pub owners have asked us to leave due to them having a different idea about how to run a pub.  Therefore,  we currently do not have a pub to play in. I will post when we find a new location. Dallas…"
Aug 29, 2014
Jim Wells Sr and Joseph Carmichael are now friends
Feb 2, 2014
Jim Wells Sr left a comment for Doc Driscoll
"Doc, we will miss you. The world is not quiet so alive without you. May you rest in peace. Jim"
Jan 23, 2014
Jim Wells Sr left a comment for Phil Wirth
"Hi Phil. Welcome to the Dallas Slow Sessions group. Jim"
Jan 23, 2014
Jim Wells Sr and David Cleary are now friends
Apr 13, 2013
Jim Wells Sr commented on Shannon Duanne Dove's photo
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At Cave Ridge Winery with Franklin County

"Rather strange hat for Trad Irish Music."
Dec 5, 2012
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"Hi Scot: Thanks for adding this photo. I was there somewhere as I see Barbara in the background. What a wonderful time we have. Jim Wells"
Sep 11, 2012
Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott replied to Jim Wells Sr's discussion Burke Low G For Sale
"It's not really a minus to have a G whistle, it's just that it plays G, C and Am readily, something a D whistle won't ; )"
Aug 26, 2012

Profile Information

Town
Dallas
Your County or State
Texas
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Irish flute, Concertina, Penny whistle and Bodhran
What level are you at ?
Intermediate Level 2 (5 years+)
Provide any other information here
I lead Beginner and Intermediate Slow Sessions and an advanced session in the Dallas area.
Websites: dallasslowsessions.com.

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At 19:25 on January 9, 2012, Tony Lawless said…

Hi,

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