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
Spindleshanks D 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
Ballydesmond No. 1 G polka
Boys of Malin A reel
Brid Harper's Ddor jig
Caileach an Airgid (The Hag With The Money) D jig
Dinkey's Amix reel
Donnybrook Fair G jig
Dublin Reel D reel
Farrel O'Gara's D reel
Fig for a Kiss Edor slip jig
Frost is All Over D jig
Hut on Staffin Island D hornpipe
Julia Delaney Ddor reel
Killavil Jig Edor jig
Mulhaire's No 4 G reel
Old Copperplate Ador reel
Rose in the Heather D jig
Toss the Feathers Dmix reel

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.