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 one or two tunes each month to play at the session and this way we build up a repertoire that most of us will be able join in with.
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 will be a playlist for the next meeting, and I have provided links to notes, tab for EADG instruments, and audio files.
We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Bridgefoot Village Hall in West Cumbria. It's a lovely hall, large enough for adequate social distancing and has its own car park. Past and new members are always welcome. There is a charge of £2 per person to cover the hire of the hall and it will be "bring your own refreshments"