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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 next term begins on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.


Music
Term A (Sep-Dec 2018)
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book Scottish Slow Session Volume 3
available from my on-line store.
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
12/9 A1 45 The Ballydesmond Polka No.2 [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
19/9 A2 40 The Dark Island
47 Doun the Burn Davie
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [TAB]
[MP3]
[MP3]
26/9 A3 45 The Ballydesmond Polka No.1 [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
3/10 A4 52 Wee Tod/The Corner House [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/10 A5 53 Farewell to the Creeks [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
24/10 A6 48 Lord Seaforth/Primrose Girl [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
31/10 A7 36 Uist Tramping Song/Thistle of Scotland [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
7/11 A8 41 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel/Teribus [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
14/11 A9 57 Wigs, Goats and Coats [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
21/11 A10 42 King of the Fairies
51 The Kirks
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [TAB]
[MP3]
[MP3]
28/11 A11 23 The Fairy Dance/Jumping Geordie [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
5/12 A12 End-of-Term Session
 
Term B (Jan-Mar 2019)
Download all Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book Irish Slow Session Volume 1
available from my on-line store.
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
9/1 B1 04 St Mary's Polka/ Church St Polka [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/1 B2 07 The Road to Lisdoonvarna/O'Keeffe's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23/1 B3 11 Her Mantle So Green [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/1 B4 19 The Eavesdropper/Bill Collins [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/2 B5 48 The Rights of Man/Chief O'Neill's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
20/2 B6 05 Eibhlin
10 Shoe the Donkey/Sonny's Mazurka
[STD] [TAB]
[STD] [TAB]
[MP3]
[MP3]
27/2 B7 12 Miss McLeod's Reel/Merry Blacksmith [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/3 B8 15 Rocky Road to Dublin/The Foxhunter's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/3 B9 13 The Lark in the Morning [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
20/3 B10 End-of-Term Session
22/3 XX SMG Students' Concert
 
Term C (Apr-Jun 2019)
Download all Term C's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book
Scots Music Group Session Tunes Volume 3
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
24/4 C1 Fingal's Cave [STD] [TAB]
1/5 C2 Miss Drummond of Perth/Drummond Castle [STD] [TAB]
8/5 C3 Boannie Polka/Seven Step/Sister Jean [STD] [TAB]
15/5 C4 Old Time Wedding Reels [STD] [TAB]
22/5 C5 Air for Linda [STD] [TAB]
29/5 C6 The Braes o' Tullimet/Mishie's Jig [STD] [TAB]
5/6 C7 Trip to Pakistan/The Shore Bar [STD] [TAB]
12/6 C8 End-of-Term Session
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: James Gillespies
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 4th Oct 2018 7.15pm
SMG Slow Session class photo


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