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Thread #156286   Message #3684654
Posted By: Will Fly
11-Dec-14 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: what is a session?
Subject: RE: what is a session?
Who says we don't communicate, Jack? That's your assumption.

For what it's worth, here's how I organise the session in my local:

1. Anyone can come along to play and/or sing.
2. They can play and/or sing absolutely anything they like.
3. If anyone in the pub - the "audience" - wants to sing a song, they sing one - with our blessing.
4. Unless the player/singer specifically says not to, it's understood that anyone can join in with anything and anybody if they feel like doing so.
5. We play in a small side bar, completely open to the main bar, so that the people in the main bar can ignore us or pop round and listen, as they feel fit.
6. We go round the circle, singaround style, and invite each participant to lead off on something.

It's a mixed bag, as you can imagine, with people with all sorts of musical interests and skill levels doing their thing. Occasionally it can be a little dire - very often it's exhilarating - and it's always a pleasant, enjoyable evening.