Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#Melissa Says Stay Home - Slow Sesh Cancelled 10/16/19

Hey music buddies,

We're cancelling for tonight. I just don't trust the weather. We'll see you in November on the 20th for our regularly scheduled session. It's a busy weekend though. Read on for more info:

1. there's a great concert scheduled for this Friday at Old Songs: Shannon Heaton (song, flute, accordion) and Keith Murphy (singer, multi-instrumentalist) perform on 10/19 at 7:30 p.m. Check for info and tickets! Hope to see you there!

2. the Northeast Tionol will be happening this weekend (Fri-Mon) at Gavin's Irish Country Inn in Durham NY. World class uilleann pipers, fiddlers and more. Classes, lectures, demos, concerts, and sessions. for more info. There are concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings in Gavin's Pub.

3. Albany CCE hosts its monthly meeting and session at the Capital District Irish American Association (Ontario St., Albany). Slow session begins at 2:30, followed by regular speed session at 3:30. for more info.

Cheers and hope to see you out somewhere along the road!


Monday, October 14, 2019

Slow Session this Wednesday, Oct. 16!

Hey music buddies,

We're back on our regular third Wednesday schedule for the moment! This Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. we'll be meeting somewhere in the building -- most likely upstairs in the main concert hall area - to play Irish tunes.

Hope to see you there!



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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Old Songs Slow Session Wed., Sept. 25

Hey music buddies,

The September Slow Session will be held on the fourth Wednesday:  September 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. We will be downstairs. You may need to park in the old Stewart’s lot or on the street. The Contra Jam group will be upstairs.

See you soon,


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Reminder: Slow Session on August 28

Hi music buddies!

Just a quick reminder that slow session is rescheduled for next Wednesday, August 28 at Old Songs.

See you then!


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July Slow Session POSTPONED to Wed., July 24

Hey, Music Buddies,

Catskills Irish Arts Week is in full swing by now, and in order to avoid conflicting with them, and also to see what everyone learned and wants to share, we'll meet next Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm.

See you then!


p.s. Tonight is the big dance at Leeds, and right next door is a session with National Heritage Award Recipient Billy McComiskey leading at the Marble Rock House, a new pub right on the main street in Leeds. Commences at 5 PM tonight - goes til ten, but who knows how long he'll be around there. Also down at the Shamrock House at 9 pm is the first annual Mike McHale Session! Should be some phenomenal tunes there - I bet our local friends from the CCE will be there as they are working hard to preserve and promote his tunes in the region!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Session Cancelled for February 20th

We are concerned about everyone’s safety because of the possibility of very icy roads. We are canceling for tonight, but plan to hold the session as usual in March. Stay warm, everyone!


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Next Slow Session Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Is It Time Yet?

Hey, Music Buddies!

I'm back from Ireland, and David, Eric and I are fresh off the Flurry stage (we played a set dance workshop on Saturday!). David and I will be running the session on Wednesday evening. Learn-by-ear tune, Round Robin, and CCE set to work on. The session starts DOWNSTAIRS at 7:30 p.m. and goes 'til 9:00 p.m. Bring $4 for heat/lights/etc.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all!


p.s. there's a fun folk dance on Friday evening at the First Congregational Church in Albany - The Albany Shindig! My band Curragh is playing for the community dance - we'd love it if you come and try a few fun steps with us and caller Paul Rosenberg!

p.p.s. there's a fabulous concert at Old Songs this Saturday 2/23 at 7:30 p.m. - get your tickets today! Peggy Lynn ("The Voice of the Mountains") and Dan Duggan (multi-instrumentalist) - original and traditional songs and tunes with masterful harmonies and inventive arrangements.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Next Slow Session Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hello from the Atlantic Bridge!

Hello to All from Misty Moisty Ireland. David will be running the session on Wednesday evening. I'm leaving it up to him if he wants to teach a learn-by-ear tune. The session starts DOWNSTAIRS at 7:30 p.m. and goes 'til 9:00 p.m. Bring $4 for heat/lights/etc.

I'll see you all in February.


p.s. there's a fabulous concert at Old Songs this Friday - get your tickets today! Kevin Henderson and Neil Pearlman - Fiddle and Piano: Celtic/Scottish/Shetland & Beyond