Dear all, as many of you know I have had some health problems this past year which prevented me from continuing on with the class and slow session. Therefore we have been on what will soon become a year-long hiatus.
I am happy to say that I am now able to resume the activities I needed to put aside, and wanted to give you advanced notice that the class and slow session will return!
I am still sorting out venue/dates etc, but I envisage that we will be able to start again mid-September 2019.
Please watch this space for details. Either follow us on the blog, or on our Facebook page.
I look forward to playing with you all again soon, and also to welcome any new members who would like to join us!
Due to some current health problems I need to delay the return of our class and slow session. As soon as I have a firm date for us to start up again I will notify you here, I am I am aiming for the first or second week in October but will confirm once this is definite. Apologies for the delay, I want us all to meet again as much as you! But circumstances have currently got in the way. Keep an eye on this blog and our Facebook group for updates.
Hello all, I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer! We were originally going to resume our classes and sessions today but due to my work schedule I’m now planning to start back on Monday 24th September. Further detail will follow.
Please keep an eye on our blog or our Facebook page for up-to-date information!
This is just to confirm that our last class and slow session of the summer will take place today – 23rd July 2018 – at the Robert Gillow: 2.00 – 3.00 for the class and 3.00 – 5.00 for the session (we’ll play a little longer today as it’s our last one for a while).
Apologies for the late notification – I had an emergency this morning which meant I am only now getting online. I hope to see you there!
Our class will meet today as usual 2.00 – 3.00, followed by our slow session 3.00 – 4.00, upstairs at the Robert Gillow pub in Lancaster.
Last week we learned the second in a set of two reels from Co. Fermanagh, ‘Kitty the Hare’ (the first tune was ‘Big John’s’). Today’s tune will be revealed in due course!
We’ve only got one more week after today to go until we break for the summer. For all our class and session dates see the ‘Dates’ page on this website.
Hello! We are meeting today as usual at The Robert Gillow 2.00 – 3.00 for our Irish tunes class (£5.00 for participants), followed by a slow and steady session between 3.00 – 4.00. All welcome!
Today we are going to learn the second of a set of reels from Co. Fermanagh (we learned the first tune, ‘Big John’, last week). I learned these tunes from the playing of the wonderful flute player Cathal McConnell.
Here is a recording I made of these tunes many years ago:
I hope to see you there!
Hello all! Last week we had a small turn-out, but despite that we learned two new tunes, both jigs: The Trip to Sligo, and also The Leitrim Fancy (the latter of which everyone learned by ear). Come along to find out what we’re going to do today!
The class meets 2.00 – 3.00, and the session follows at 3.00 for an hour. It costs £5.00 to take part on the class.
See you later!
Hello! Today at our Irish tunes class we will be learning the well-known jig: The Trip to Sligo. You can find notation for the tune at this link (the closest version to the one I will be teaching is setting number 6).
The class meets 2.00 – 3.00 (£5.00 for participants), and the session is from 3.00 – 4.00 (all welcome!).
See you at the Robert Gillow!
Hello! We are meeting today as normal in the Robert Gillow, 2.00 – 3.00 for our Irish tunes class where you can learn a traditional Irish tune, followed by our slow and steady session between 3.00 – 4.00.
Last week we learned The Musical Priest and a polka called Cathy’s Favourite. Join us today to find out what this week’s tune is!
We’ll be at the Robert Gillow at the usual time today. We’re going to recap the tune I taught last week – The Musical Priest – for the sake of those who were unable to come.
See you soon for tunes and craic!