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SMG Slow Session Class

SMG Slow Session Class

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.

The SMG classes have been suspended until further notice, but I'll be conducting the slow session class - online.
Check the links below for upcoming sessions.
Session Name Date Time
"SMG Slow Session 04" Wed 15th April 7.35-8.30pm

Term A (Sep-Dec 2019)
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
11/9 A1 Farewell to Whisky/Back o' Bennachie [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
18/9 A2 Down by the Salley Garden [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
25/9 A3 The Garden of Skye [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
2/10 A4 The Black Bear [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
9/10 A5 I See Mull/Green Hills of Tyrol [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
16/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
23/10 A6 Loch Katrine's Lady [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
30/10 A7 Recap & consolidation
6/11 A8 The Road to Gerinish [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
13/11 A9 The Lounge Bar [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
20/11 A10 Brenda Stubbert's Reel [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
27/11 A11 Caledonian Laddie [STD] [WHI] [TAB] [MP3]
4/12 A12 End-of-Term Session
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
15/1 B1 Aitken Drum/I'll Gang Nae Mair [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
22/1 B2 The Queen's Four Marys/Dream Angus [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
29/1 B3 Lord Randolph's Bride/This Is No My Ain [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
5/2 B4 The Cumberland Reel/The Harmonica [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
19/2 B5 Wild Mountain Thyme [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
26/2 B6 The White Cockade/Rakes of Mallow [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
4/3 B7 Mo Mhathair/Loch Duich [STD] [TAB] [WHI] [MP3]
11/3 B8 Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie/Roses of Prince Charlie [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
18/3 B9 The Music o' Spey [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
25/3 B10 Session
27/3 XX SMG Students' Concert
Term C (Apr-Jun 2020)
24/4 C1
1/5 C2
8/5 C3
15/5 C4
22/5 C5
29/5 C6
5/6 C7
12/6 C8 End-of-Term Session
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: James Gillespies
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 13th Apr 2020 5pm
SMG Slow Session class photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |