Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CORRECTION: December Old Songs Slow Session Wednesday Dec. 20

Take the Snowy Path to Old Songs for some Shlow Chunes!

Happy Holidays everyone! I can't believe that I made this mistake - but our Slow Session is NEXT Wednesday, December 20th. (Thank you to Nancy for pointing it out!) If there's a need to cancel for any reason, check back here on Wednesday (12/20/17) at 6:00 p.m. That is when I will post a cancellation notice if any is needed.

Last month's session was very laid back and fun. We did not do a Learn by Ear tune and just launched into playing tunes.

Here's the list from last month:

Ships are Sailing (reel)
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (reel)
Jerry's Beaver Hat (jig)
John Ryan's Polka
Mickey Callahan's (hornpipe)
Spotted Dog (jig)
Christmas Eve ("Tommy Coen's") (reel)
Swallowtail Jig / Road to Lisdoonvarna (jigs)
Man of the House (reel)
When the Cock Crows it is Dawn (slide)
Maguire and Paterson (waltz)
My Darling Asleep (jig)
Moloney's Wife (jig)
Boys of Bluehill (hornpipe)

I'll see you all next week if the weather cooperates!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

First Thursday Slow Session on December 7

Time for Tunes in Delmar!

Hey, music buddies! It's time for our First Thursday Slow Session in Delmar on Thursday evening, December 7, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Email me at hilary.schrauf@gmail.com or join our email list in the link in the sidebar and find out where we meet.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Old Songs Slow Session Wed., November 15, 2017

Hey music buddies,

Quick reminder that this Wednesday is our Old Songs November Slow Session. We will be upstairs because George Wilson is giving his fiddle classes downstairs.

I hope more folks will join us this month! There will be a learn-by-ear tune to start and then we'll do Round Robin, so get started thinking of the tune you'd like to play.

A couple of little pieces of news:

1. Songs of George Ward - Until the Black Flies Go at Old Songs on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 PM. Featuring Dave Ruch, John Roberts, George Ward, and special guests.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1993165667587846/
Old Songs is celebrating our dear friend (and one of my musical heroes) George Ward in a star-studded retrospective of his music. We have all enjoyed his songs and learned so much about music and history from him. Let me encourage you to show your respect to a great man and a great musician. Get your tickets today!

2. Copley Street House Concert in Chatham, NY on Friday, November 24 at 8 PM. 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1999493493668228/
Joey Abarta (uillean pipes) and Nathan Gourley (fiddle) are Copley Street, and they'll be performing a house concert at Neal Warshaw's home in Chatham, NY. It's on Woodbridge Avenue in Chatham, and you can make your reservation by emailing Neal at nealwarshaw@gmail.com. Reservations Required, space is limited. $20 at the door. CDs will be available for purchase.

See them on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Plf8NgotEzo
See them on the web: http://www.copleystreet.com/

3. We will be excited to hear all about Susan Bippus' trip to Boston CCE Convention!

4. I will have news shortly about Gangspil, the Danish Grammy-winning duo, who will be coming to the area on Saturday evening, November 25. Details TBA.

See you at Old Songs on Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

First Thursday Slow Session in Delmar on Thu., Nov. 2nd

Hey music buddies,

Quick reminder that our second First Thursday slow session in Delmar is going to be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

We don't list the address here, so if you're interested just email me at hilary [dot] schrauf [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll send you the directions!

Hope to see you Thursday!