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Thread #165550   Message #3972801
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jan-19 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
Subject: RE: Vibrant UK folk music scenes
Interesting I think I’d associate drums with a Jimmy Shand sound or perhaps an Irish Shaskeen but I’d wonder about a session (even with reduced volume).

I played in one I found a little “different” last year. A few people come over from Northern Ireland to my local each year. I suppose most of the join in stages of the weekend's music in the pub could be described as a “thrash” but they let me sit in with them and they have a couple of very able singers and a couple of tune players more able than me… The pub is mostly noisy but it can be fun, especially if you are up for a later night when the pub has cooled off a bit.

A change this year was they had a keyboard (and virtuoso accordian) player with them. He’s both highly skilled and sensitive so no problems that way but I think to me, just used to “normal sessions”, flutes, boxes, pipes, even my banjo…, the keyboard did alter the dynamics of things.