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Thread #97737   Message #1927750
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Jan-07 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
That's always a debatable thing, but there's some justice in the notion that the pay is for having turned up as agreed, specifically to make sure the session takes place, rather than just for being there uncommitted, but ready to play.

Nothing wrong with a bit of cash to be shared out at the end of a session. But that shouldn't be what it's all about, and I think that's what's meant by the distinction people have been making here between real sessions and non-real. Musicians playing stuff they don't particularly want to play, purely as a commercial transaction, when they'd really sooner be back home watching the telly, or drinking without playing.