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Thread #97737   Message #1926590
Posted By: oombanjo
04-Jan-07 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Try Peppers Bar in Feakle County Clare The 85 year olds are still joining in and playing, and the young 14/15 year olds are producing new tunes, as well as the old ones, picked up and taught in the local pubs and school. In August last year I stayed over for 5 weeks and agree with a lot of what you say, but there are many exceptions. Liona's bar played a good mix of Irish,and when I took out my five string I was joined by Liona herself and we played some Old time Appalachion tunes,I found out this was much appreciated by the locals and ended up being invited to play at places like the Muckross hotel as well as many other venues. Carol, the two best sessions I found for un accompanied singers were at the Feakle festival where they have a pub dedicated to just that and many a song is sung in Irish, Peppers bar also appreciated single singers, in fact when a singer was on the floor the pub fell silent,very unusual for an Irish bar, the other place was a pub on the Wexford harbour (at the far end on the corner of the the last road of to the right before you turn the corner. If you go over the bridge at Wexford heading north there is an unadvertised council site, the session starts about half one on sundays, if you go give my best to all. Get the other cambing site book by ringing the Irish tourist info office its free with lots of other usfull info. Also most of the camp sites welcome musicians, and there is usually a lounge with on or two instruments hanging om the walls. best see you soon John AKA oombanjo