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.

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
St Patrick's Day G jig

Slow Session Tunes

Recent tunes and slow session sets.

Tune Name▲▼ Key
Audio Player
Doctor Gilberts Em reel
Farrel O'Gara's D reel
Fig for a Kiss Edor slip jig
Leg of the Duck G jig
Spindleshanks D reel
Trip to Durrow D reel
Wha'll Be King But Charlie Am jig

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)
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)
Connaughtman's set jig
Connaughtman's Rambles (C)
Out On the Ocean (G)
Gander Set jig
Gander at the Pratie Hole (Dmix)
Cliffs of Moher (Ador)
Garrett Barry's Jig (G)
Father Kelly's other set reel
Father Kelly's (G)
High Road to Linton (Amix)
Mountain Road (D)
Geese and beaver set jig
Geese in the Bog (Ador)
Jerry's Beaver Hat (D)
Swinging reels set reel
Swinging on the Gate (G)
Maid Behind the Bar (D)
Creggs Pipes (G)

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.