Session

We have weekly sessions at The Billiards Cafe, Ayer, MA, all-year round. Each week we start at a slower pace to give players a chance to choose or launch sets at their own speed; then the session gradually goes into full swing. Care is taken to orchestrate the session around the complement of players that show up.

We are fortunate to have regular attendance by two excellent musicians...Dave Fox (fiddle, session leader) and Randy Severance (guitar).  Both are members of Traditional Brew and provide us a solid musical foundation. Dave drives us, assists with new tunes and keeps the session moving, while Randy provides excellent backing giving us a fuller sound.

We are all about having a really good time! This session welcomes traditional melody instruments. Some instruments like backing instruments such as banjo, bouzouki, guitar, piano and pipes may be suitable under limited circumstances. Generally speaking this means one at a time playing in a group compatible style. The same applies to percussion instruments such as bodhrans and bones.

If you are not sure of the tunes or your ability, come check us out or contact us ahead of time. Try to listen more than play in the beginning. As you become more proficient and confident, join in more. We play Irish traditional dance tunes with the occasional song thrown in for good measure. Take a moment to read and follow a few standard session etiquette guidelines posted on our website Groton Session Etiquette


Now letís play and enjoy!

 
 
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