Do you play a fiddle, flute, recorder, whistle, melodeon, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, guitar – or any acoustic instrument which suits a traditional tune – but feel a bit overwhelmed by the idea of trying to join in with the typical folk music session? Or do you want to learn some new tunes at a relaxed pace? Or are you an experienced session player on one instrument but starting to play a new instrument?
The aim of the Slow and Steady Tune Session is to play tunes, a mix of Irish, Scottish and English, at a pace to suit everybody, so that even beginners will feel able to have a go at something. We'll suggest a couple of tunes each month to play at the next session and this way we build up a repertoire that most of us will be able join in with.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Club Derwent on Main Street, Cockermouth, in the upstairs function room. The next meeting is Thursday 19th March.
Experienced musicians are welcome, maybe to add some harmonies or to learn new tunes at a comfortable pace or just to join in – just don’t expect us to play more quickly. Do note however, that it’s not a workshop or tutorial, so the onus will be on players familiarising themselves with the tunes we play. On the Tunes page, I have provided links to notes, tab for EADG instruments, and audio files.