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!
Some of the tunes that get played at the session, including those we’ve been learning in the slow part of the session, are 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|
|St Patrick's Day||G||jig|
Slow Session Tunes
Recent tunes and slow session sets.
|Fig for a Kiss||Edor||slip jig|
|Leg of the Duck||G||jig|
|Trip to Durrow||D||reel|
|Wha'll Be King But Charlie||Am||jig|
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.