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SMG Slow Session Class
Name: Slow Session Class
Location:  Online
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6.45-8.15pm
Last updated: 29th Aug 2021 3pm

SMG Slow Session Class

Because of the crisis, all SMG classes are being conducted online for the Autumn 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 A (Sep - Dec 2021)
Date Tunes
15/9 A1 Leaving Lismore
Fil O Ro
Gaelic waltzes
22/9 A2 Daughter of the Humpback
29/9 A3 Eleanor of Usan and
At Work On the Land
slow airs
6/10 A4
Battle of Waterloo
The Wee Highland Laddie
pipe marches
13/10 A5 Jessie Smith
Rachel Rae
20/10  - -
Mid-term break, no class
27/10 A6 The Yellow Haired Laddie
Lass o Patie's Mill
slow air and reel
3/11 A7 Slieve Russell
Jimmy Ward's Jig
Irish jigs
10/11 A8 Flowers of Edinburgh
Staten Island
17/11 A9 Fingal's Cave (3)
Fingal's Cave (1)
24/11 A10 Duke of Gordon's Birthday
Lord Lynedoch
1/12 A11 Da Ferry Reel
Lay Dee at Dee
Shetland reels
27/10 A6 Josefin's Waltz and
Swedish waltz
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 |