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Thread #97737   Message #1928591
Posted By: GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie
06-Jan-07 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
I have not been to Ireland for a few years now. When I first went I stayed only a few miles from Rosslare, and there was a definite lack of traditional Irish music, and the locals preferred C and W. On later visits, there was music in pubs, but it was organized, and one needed a leaflet to find out what was on where. This was often out of date. Found a reasonable session in Captain Birdseye's neck of the woods, but had to find out about it from Jim Bainbridge. The very best one was in a pub called Crotty's in the Galway area. That had someone running it as a singaround.