The Slow Session class was started by Nigel Gatherer and has now existed for thirteen 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 2011) 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. Feel free to make suggestions for tunes to learn: email me.
The new term begins on Wednesday 7th September 2011. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term will appear here soon. Watch this space!