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Irish Session

Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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Jam Session

You have two more chances to catch the weekly Irish session at Tir na nOg before the Irish pub in Raleigh closes its doors for the last time! We are seeking a new location and will update once a new location is confirmed. The session is always free to the public, and it is open to musicians of all skill levels – participants at the jam range in age from 8 to 80! The session welcomes and encourages singing, dancing, and listening as well. Song keys usually depend on who is singing or leading the song at the time. Look for the musicians gathered either in the back left of the pub near the fireplace or in the “Cottage.”

This session is open to Irish/Scottish/Cape Breton (commonly referred to as “Celtic”) style players and singers of all levels and ages. Session players will try to help those who are just starting out playing this music with resources for learning tunes and techniques for playing the tunes. It is recommended and encouraged for you to bring a recording device to record tunes played during the session so that you can go back and listen to the tunes on your own to learn new tunes and to learn the changes between the tunes.

No one knows all the tunes, so for the enjoyment of the group, it is recommended to sit out tunes you haven’t learned yet. This is common to all Irish sessions. At this session, you are welcome to listen (and record), and after the tune or set is over, you can (and should) ask what the name of it was.

If you want to learn to play an instrument, Tir na nOg is hosting FREE Irish tin whistle classes on Monday nights from 6-7 p.m.


Sunday, November 8, 2015
4:00 pm
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Tir na nOg Irish Pub
218 South Blount St
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