Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Slow Session Wednesday, December 17 2014

Hi, gang! We're having a Slow Session tonight at the Old Songs Building, 37 South Main, Voorheesville from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. $4. Unless there is a problem, I think we will be downstairs in the office area tonight to save on heating costs. It's cozy down there.

Come one, come all, and bring your tunes along! Bring  a tune to share if you've been working on something new...

I'm on my way home from out of town and I forgot to bring my slow session tune bag with me, so I'm brain-cramping on what we worked on last time. I do remember that we learned the 2-part Geese in the Bog jig by ear (some of us pulled the music up on our smart phones). I think we also worked through Sailor on the Rock. We will review these two tunes.

Tunes of the Month: Within a Mile of Dublin (reel), Up Against the Buachallans (reel), Planxty Irwin

If you want to take a look at Within a Mile of Dublin before tonight, you can use the O'Neill's yellow book version. It is the closest to what I have. The version I have has a few variations in it and plays around with the structure of the tune a little bit! It's fun. Up Against the Buachallans is a tune I got by ear from my friend Peter Jones. I finally found the sheet music in the Fionn Seisiun 4 book (based on the style of the Kilfenora and Tulla Ceili Bands).  Comhaltas put that tune in a set with The Heather Breeze - it's a nice set and I think we'll tackle them both!

See you Tonight!!!