The Wellington Session happens on Tuesday nights from 7:30 p.m. at the Welsh Dragon Bar, 10/12 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. All players of traditional Irish music are welcome. The session starts slowly, as we work through new tunes and tunes we are just learning:
If you are relatively new to playing this music, come along right at the start. The pace usually picks up as the evening progresses, so if you are already fluent in tunes, come along after 8:30. Of course, we’d be happy to have experienced players playing slowly earlier on as well!
You can see a list of some of the tunes that get played at the session including those we’ve been learning in the slow part of the session in our Tunes Archive page.We add new tunes reasonably often - you can check those out in our Latest Tunes page.
Tune of the Week
We pick one tune each week for homework, and we’ll play it sometime during the first hour.
|Tune Name||Key||Rhythm||Audio Player|
Slow Session Tunes
Here are some of the tunes we’ll be playing at a relaxed speed during the first hour.
|Bag of Spuds||Ador||reel|
|Ballydesmond No. 1||G||polka|
|Boys of Malin||A||reel|
|Caileach an Airgid (The Hag With The Money)||D||jig|
|Fig for a Kiss||Edor||slip jig|
|Frost is All Over||D||jig|
|Hut on Staffin Island||D||hornpipe|
|Mulhaire's No 4||G||reel|
|Rose in the Heather||D||jig|
|Toss the Feathers||Dmix||reel|
There are a number of Irish Music sessions around New Zealand but the number of musicians is relatively small. It’s a long, long way from Clare to here.
Find out more information in our NZ Sessions page.