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SMG Slow Session Class
Name: Slow Session Class
Location:  Online
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6.45-8.15pm
Last updated: 4th Jan 2021 3.30pm

SMG Slow Session Class

Because of the crisis, all SMG classes are being conducted online for the Spring term. For details about how this works, see below.

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 Slow Session at Gatherer's Inn where we are joined by others and our music is (not) played in a (real) 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.

Class Schedule, Term B (January - March 2021)
Date Tunes
6/1 B1 The Skyline of Skye
Morag of Dunvegan
13/1 B2 Harris Dance (2)
Harris Dance (1)
20/1 B3 The Isle of Skye
27/1 B4
Flett from Flotta
3/2 B5 Leaving Uist
10/2  - -
Mid-term break, no class
17/2 B6
24/2 B7
3/3 B8
10/3 B9
17/3 B10
24/3 B11
2/12 A12 Recap
Last Term:
Class Schedule, Term A (September - December 2020)
Date Tunes
9/9 A1 The Scattery Island Slide
The Old Favourite
16/9 A2 The Braes of Locheil
Mrs Campbell of Shinness
23/9 A3 Gie Us a Drink of Water
Lexie MacAskill
30/9 A4
Wild Rose of the Mountain
7/10 A5 Seonaidh's Tune
She Put her Knee on the Old Man
14/10 A6 The Bear Dance
Black Mountain Air
21/10  - -
Mid-term break, no class
28/10 A7
Marion MacLean of Eoligarry
4/11 A8 Mary Young & Fair
Mangaster Voe
11/11 A9 Roses of No Man's Land
18/11 A10 Da Day Dawn
25/11 A11 The Periwig
The Night we Had the Goats
Elizabeth's Big Coat
2/12 A12 Recap
Attending the Class

In order to participate, you need the Zoom app. When it's time for the workshop, by clicking the "Join Session" button on the right, you will be asked if you wish to download Zoom. Agree (it's free and quick to download). Most of the time I'll switch everyone's microphone off and you'll only hear me, but every so often I'll switch individuals on and ask how they're doing.

 Join Class
Meeting ID:  951 9898 5207
Passcode:  SMG-SlowS
Day:  Wednesdays
Time:  6.45-8.15pm

NB: For the rest of the term, the link to join the class will be the same, as will the meeting ID and the password, should you need them.

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |