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!
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|
|Rose in the Heather||D||jig|
Slow Session Tunes
Here are some of the tunes we’ll be playing at a relaxed speed during the first hour.
|Flooded Road to Glenties||Bdor||reel||1.2|
|Fourty Two Pound Cheque||D||polka||none|
|Humours of Ennistymon||G||jig||6.2|
|Kid on the Mountain||G||slip jig||8|
|Little Diamond Polka||D||polka||3.1|
|Paddy's Trip to Scotland||D||reel||none|
|Rakes of Kildare||Ador||jig||2.1|
|Rose in the Heather||D||jig||none|
|Snowy Path||D||slip jig||4.1|
|Swinging on the Gate||G||reel||5.2|
|The Fox in the Town||G||reel||7.2|
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 page.
There’s also a large list of tunes including tunes played in other New Zealand sessions in the NZ Archive page. Feel free to poke around.