Thursday, April 19, 2012

Looking Forward

This message from three of our slow session members who are makin' it happen!

Celtic Hall "Medium" Session. - this is a new session which hopefully will encourage people who don't have a large repertoire of tunes, and maybe not up to regular session tempos to come out and play some music.  We would like to use material from the Old Songs and Comhaltas slow sessions, along with the usual "session standards", and have it in an environment where people can be comfortable with making mistakes and not being familiar with all the tunes.  
The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday April 29 2:00 to 4:00 at Celtic Hall, 430 New Karner Road, Albany, NY.  Its about a 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Routes 5 and 155 on the west side of New Karner.  The main entrance is on the south side of the building.  The next meeting will be May 13th. 
We will try to run this as a typical session, and everyone will have the opportunity to select a set of 1 to 3 tunes to play.  Each tune would have 3 repeats. (it's a good idea to have sets picked out ahead of time to avoid the usual mental block of being put on the spot).  People are encouraged to play without music as much as possible - don't worry about mistakes, that's how we learn.
This session will be open to all levels.  Experienced players are welcome to participate and offer support, comments etc. 
If you have questions or comments, please contact Joe Leathem: email jfleathem at
Hosts: Joe Leathem, Uillean Pipes, Whistles
           Amy Schoch, Fiddle
           Paul Derby, Bouzouki

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