The Slow Session class was started by me many years ago and has now existed for fifteen years. The main idea was to build up a repertoire and learn to play with other people. The classroom activities are just that: tunes are learned, sets are compiled and music is played. The point of action is when the class is finished and we adjourn to The Wednesday Slow Session where we are joined by others and our music is played in a pub setting.
I seek out suitable tunes for the class course, and each year a possible list of new tunes is proposed and worked through. Inevitably, some of these tune "stick" while others don't.
During the following year (starting September 2014) we're going to continue learning sets (groups of tunes which are played together), so three or four tunes will be learned and developed in blocks.
The new term begins on Wednesday 22nd April 2015. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.