Traditional Irish Music
The Slow Session continues this Saturday afternoon at the New York Irish Center. Drop by to share some tunes and songs - all instruments and skill levels welcome! If you like bring a fast tune you think sounds good played more slowly.
The slow session is geared towards learning musicians. If you find a tune to be a bit fast, we can always play it again at a slower pace, just ask. Some of us play with sheet music, but you're encouraged to (try) pick it up by ear as well. There are not many rules, so feel free to play at a slower pace or choose an unknown tune/song. Just make sure you know the entire tune (so others can learn from you).
Location for the Saturday slow session: New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave, Long Island City (first stop in Queens after Grand Central Station on the 7 train). Head downstairs to library.
Good Slow Tunes Resources - http://thesession.org/, https://sites.google.com/site/veryslowsessions/, http://music.gordfisch.net/montrealsession/index.html, http://www.thegrotonsession.com/tunes.html#Groton%20Session%20Jig
Tune list (just suggestions, you can still play what you know): https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/slowsession/zXAZSnhFZHA
On a related note, if you want to start playing at a faster pace, you should head over to Dempsey's (61 2nd Avenue) on Tuesday nights (8pm onwards). Great musicians, friendly atmosphere, big space and beer!
Note: The 7 train should be running to LIC this weekend but you never can tell, check here for details - http://mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=7
- Joe, Richard, Riyaz, Sally & Tara
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