Traditional Irish Music
Yeah Bill, we had a cracker too, last night.
However, we know why ours was special .... two fresh faces joined us!
I reckon it's best not to analyze these phenomenon too closely .... just rejoice, when they work in your favour :-)
.... & when they don't, well .... C'est La Vie! :-)
It was a full moon and there was even a total eclipse of the moon the day before, next full eclipse is the 11 dec 2011, so warm up your instruments.
Regarding sessions, I played at my first session in 30 years (about 2 weeks ago) , so I have yet to feel the dynamics of good nights and bad nights.
I think Dick is right. It's hard to put a finger on the subtle chemistry. Sometimes it's the folks who are there, sometimes it's what mood somebody is in. One person can bring down or send up a session. And sometimes, it's just how YOU feel. I've played with people sometimes and afterward, I don't feel is if we played very well, and others think it went wonderfully. And vice versa.
If you can figure out what it was, try to recreate it, but remember, sometimes trying to force it keeps it from happening. Or, as Dick said, just rejoice in the experience.