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SMG Slow Session Class

SMG Slow Session Class

The Slow Session class was started by Nigel Gatherer 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.

Nigel Gatherer seeks 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 10th September 2014. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.

Booking


[STD] = standard notation; [TAB] = mandolin tab; [WHI] = whistle notation; [CEL] = cello; [BJO] = banjo
Date Tunes
2014 Term A Sept-Dec
10/9 A1 The Chanter's Song/Shove That Pig's Foot Further In the Fire
[STD] [TAB] [MP3 1] [MP3 2]
17/9 A2 Whistle O'er the Lave O't/Green Grows the Rashes O
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
24/9 A3 Wee Tod/The Corner House
1/10 A4 The Kirks/The Victoria Hornpipe
8/10 A5 Lord Seaforth/Primrose Girl
15/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
22/10 A6 The Ballydesmond Polkas
29/10 A7 Haughton House
5/11 A8 Rev J MacFarlane/Wee Man at the Loom
12/11 A9 French Canadian Tune Set
19/11 A10 Wha'll Be King but Charlie/The Campbell's Are Coming
26/11 A11 Cameron's Got his Wife Again/Highland Whisky
3/12 A12 End of term Stramash:
 
2015 Term B Jan-Mar
14/1 B1
21/1 B2
28/1 B3
4/2 B4
11/2 B5
18/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
25/2 B6
4/3 B7
11/3 B8
18/3 B9
28/3 B10
 
2015 Term C Apr-Jun
22/4 C1
29/4 C2
6/5 C3
13/5 C4
20/5 C5
27/5 C6
3/6 C7
10/6 C8 Concert
 
 
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: Boroughmuir School
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 1st Sep 2014 12.50pm
SMG Slow Session class photo

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