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.

NEW! 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
Dinkey's Amix reel

Slow Session Tunes

Here are some of the tunes we’ll be playing at a relaxed speed during the first hour.

Tune Name▲▼ Key
Audio Player
Bag of Spuds Ador reel
Brid Harper's Ddor jig
Bundle and Go G jig
Congress Reel, The G reel
Connaughtman's Rambles C jig
Dublin Reel D reel
Earl's Chair D reel
Farrel O'Gara's D reel
Fourty Two Pound Cheque D polka
Hut on Staffin Island D hornpipe
Jackie Coleman's D reel
Merry Blacksmith D reel
Paddy's Trip to Scotland D reel
Rose in the Heather D jig
Sourgrass and Granite D waltz
Toss the Feathers Dmix reel

Set Name▲▼ Rhythm
Titles Audio Player
Home Ruler Set hornpipe
Home Ruler (D)
Kitty's Wedding (D)
Morrison's Set jig
Morrison's (Edor)
Humours of Ennistymon (G)
Rakes of Kildare Set jig
Rakes of Kildare (Ador)
Donnybrook Fair (G)
Silver Spire Set reel
Silver Spire (D)
Earl's Chair (D)
Little Diamond Set polka
Little Diamond Polka (D)
Finnish Polka (Bdor)
Murroe Polka (G)
Julia Delaney's Set reel
Julia Delaney (Ddor)
Father Kelly's (G)
Lilting Banshee Set jig
Lilting Banshee (Ador)
Sliabh Russell (Ador)
Tobin's Favourite (D)

NZ Sessions

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.