Hello all! I’m sending this out earlier than I normally do – hopefully this will give people a bit more notice! We’re meeting as usual in the Robert Gillow in Lancaster on Monday 3rd February for our weekly Irish tunes class and slow session. Our times have slightly changed – we’re now meeting from 2.15 – 4.15 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The pub opens at 2.00 pm, so if you get there a bit early don’t worry, the doors should open at 2.00 on the dot!
All are welcome to join us, whether you’ve attended before or not.
The cost to take part is £5.00 per participant. This week is the first class of the month, so we’re doing a recap of a jig previously learned in the early days of our session: Spot the Wallop, which is normally played after Wallop the Spot (which we did the first week in January). We’ll probably do a quick refresher of that tune as well.
You will learn the tune between 2.15 – 3.15. Following this we will play tunes together at a slow and steady pace in our session between 3.15 – 4.15. Come prepared to play your own favourite tunes, and we will be happy to join in as long as we know it!
Here’s a recording of myself playing the two ‘Wallops’ together:
Some general notes for the benefit of new members: teaching is nominally ‘by ear’, but there are resources available at the class to support this, including ABC and sheet music. I will also play the tune we are learning slowly for you at the class, to record on your phone or other recording device so you can practice along to it afterwards.
Our class and session is free for listeners, who are more than welcome to come along, have a pint of real ale or a cup of the Gillow’s lovely coffee, and enjoy the music.
I hope to see you there!