We are a group of local musicians who gather weekly to experience the fun and excitement of a traditional Irish music session. Bring an instrument and join the fun. All skill levels welcome.
Irish traditional music sessions are mostly informal gatherings at which people play Irish traditional music. The Irish language word for “session” is seisiún.
The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.
The sessions are a key aspect of traditional music; some say it is the main sphere in which the music is formulated and innovated. Further, the sessions enable less advanced musicians to practice in a group.
Socially, sessions have often been compared to an evening of playing card games, where the conversation and camaraderie are an essential component. In many rural communities in Ireland, sessions are an integral part of community life.