Introducing the Adult Slow Session

At our next monthly session, we’ll be launching a new initiative – a slow session for adults. The aim of the Newbridge CCE slow session is to provide an opportunity for adults to play together with others who share the same interest in traditional music and who have a similar level of ability. It’s sometimes called a ‘slow’ session because for most relative beginners it is almost impossible to make the jump from playing on their own, to playing in an established session, as the music is usually just too fast for them initially. The secret is in finding a pace that is slow enough to make it possible for newcomers to join in, but not so slow as to kill the music. A wide range of instruments are used at the session, including fiddles, flutes, whistles, accordions, banjos, mandolins, guitars, bodhrans and other percussion instruments.
So if you are playing or are learning to play a traditional musical instrument and feel ready to try playing in a group situation, you are most welcome to attend this monthly session to play or listen.
Below is the list of tunes we will be starting with. Sheet music and audio recordings of all the tunes are available for download from the Downloads page.

Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile
Finnegan’s Wake
The Dawning Of The Day
The Foggy Dew
Roddy McCorley
The Mountains Of Pomeroy
The Kerry Polka
The Newmarket Polka
The Geese In The Bog
The Connaughtman’s Rambles
Out On The Ocean

Our first session will be in The Elk, Toomebridge, on Thursday March 1st at 8.15pm
For further information please contact Seamus – 07960956959