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
Humours Of Tullycrine Ador hornpipe

Slow Session Tunes

Tune Name▲▼ Key
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Rhythm
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Audio Player
Doctor Gilberts Em reel
Farrel O'Gara's D reel
Fig for a Kiss Edor slip jig
Golden Keyboard Edor reel
Humours of Ballyloughlin Dmix jig
Martin Wynne's No 1 D reel
Martin Wynne's No 2 D reel
Martin Wynne's No 3 G reel
Orphan Em jig
Sligo Maid Ador reel
Tarbolton Edor reel
The Clare G reel
Trip to Durrow D reel
Whelan's Jig Edor jig
Whistler at the Wake D jig

Slow Session Sets

Set Name▲▼ Rhythm
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Titles Audio Player
Peeler set reel
Peeler's Jacket (Gdor)
Old Copperplate (Ador)
Star of Munster (Ador)
Unlikely Pair reel
Spootiskerry (G)
Tommy Peoples (G)
Hag set jig
Caileach an Airgid (The Hag With The Money) (D)
Rose in the Heather (D)
Tar Road to Sligo (D)
Bush set reel
Bird In the Bush (G)
Silver Spear (D)
Joe Cooley's (Edor)
Tarbolton Set reel
Tarbolton (Edor)
Longford Collector (G)
Sailor's Bonnet (D)
Plains of Boyle set hornpipe
Plains of Boyle (D)
Home Ruler (D)
Leg of the Duck set jig
Leg of the Duck (G)
Wha'll Be King But Charlie (Am)
Connachtman's Rambles (D)
Britches Set polka
Britches Full of Stitches (G)
John Ryans (D)
Ballydesmond No. 3 (G)
Swinging reels set reel
Swinging on the Gate (G)
Maid Behind the Bar (D)
Creggs Pipes (G)
Geese and beaver set jig
Geese in the Bog (Ador)
Jerry's Beaver Hat (D)
Gander at the Pratie Hole (Dmix)
Father Kelly's other set reel
Father Kelly's (G)
High Road to Linton (Amix)
Mountain Road (D)
Gander Set jig
Gander at the Pratie Hole (Dmix)
Cliffs of Moher (Ador)
Garrett Barry's Jig (G)
Lilting Banshee Set jig
Lilting Banshee (Ador)
Sliabh Russell (Ador)
Tobin's Favourite (D)
Larry Jennings’s Thursday Night Special No1 reel
Banshee (G)
Otter's Holt (Bdor)
Paddy's Trip to Scotland (D)