We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 8:40 at the Welsh Dragon Bar, 10/12 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. Players who want to play traditional Irish music at a relaxed pace are welcome.

The slow session is an opportunity for players who are starting out with Irish traditional music and want an opportunity to play tunes that they’re learning or have already learnt with others in a supportive environment. We don’t teach tunes directly in this session but it’s a great chance to practice playing with others. There’s some scope for accompaniment but the focus is on the melody instruments.

See our Guidelines for the Slow Session if you need more information.

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
Whelan's Jig Edor jig

Slow Session Tunes

Tune Name▲▼ Key
Audio Player
Black Rogue Amix jig
Doctor Gilberts Em reel
Farrel O'Gara's D reel
Fig for a Kiss Edor slip jig
Humours of Ballyloughlin Dmix jig
Longford Collector G reel
Martin Wynne's No. 2 D reel
New Mown Meadow Ador reel
Orphan Em jig
Sailor's Bonnet D reel
Sligo Maid Ador reel
Star of Munster Ador reel
Tarbolton Edor reel
Tommy Peoples G reel
Trip to Durrow D reel

Slow Session Sets

Set Name▲▼ Rhythm
Titles Audio Player
Peeler's Jacket Set reel
Peeler's Jacket (Gdor)
Flooded Road to Glenties (Bdor)
Larry Jennings’s Thursday Night Special No1 reel
Banshee (G)
Otter's Holt (Bdor)
Paddy's Trip to Scotland (D)
Lilting Banshee Set jig
Lilting Banshee (Ador)
Sliabh Russell (Ador)
Tobin's Favourite (D)
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)
Gander at the Pratie Hole (Dmix)
Swinging reels set reel
Swinging on the Gate (G)
Maid Behind the Bar (D)
Creggs Pipes (G)
Britches Set polka
Britches Full of Stitches (G)
John Ryans (D)
Ballydesmond No. 3 (G)
Leg of the Duck set jig
Leg of the Duck (G)
Wha'll Be King But Charlie (Am)
Connachtman's Rambles (D)
Plains of Boyle set hornpipe
Plains of Boyle (D)
Home Ruler (D)
Tarbolton Set reel
Tarbolton (Edor)
Longford Collector (G)
Sailor's Bonnet (D)
bush set reel
Bird In the Bush (G)
Silver Spear (D)
Joe Cooley's (Edor)
Hag set jig
Caileach an Airgid (The Hag With The Money) (D)
Rose in the Heather (D)
Tar Road to Sligo (D)
unlikely pair reel
Spootiskerry (G)
Tommy Peoples (G)