|CFS Slow Celtic Sessions|
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To get added to the email list for the monthly announcement of next month's Slow Celtic Session . . . same deal: email John at the link above. (It's the same email that will announce both next month's Slow Celtic Session and next month's regular Celtic Session.)
The Slow Celtic Session at the Charlotte Folk Society is an offshoot of the Celtic Session, page here. These are informal gatherings of local musicians focusing on Celtic tunes played in the session style. The goal of the Slow Celtic Session is to allow folks to ease into the Celtic tunes with two key constraints: (i) we play slower than at the regular Session (tell me you saw that coming); and (ii) we have a shorter list of tunes so that you can know what will be played.
"Should I attend?" Yep, if . . .
Our tune list comprises the easier tunes from the regular Celtic Session. We play a selection of Jigs, Hornpipes, Reels, and Waltzes from Ireland, Scotland, Eastern Canada, and New England. Our goal is to learn new tunes played in the various styles that have been influenced by Celtic Traditions.
Some simple guidelines for our Slow Sessions:
The Celtic-lovers among us try to meet one or two times a month in homes. One of those will be a Slow Celtic Session (this page), planned for the 2nd Saturday of the month. The other one will be a regular session (page for that here), probably on a Sunday later in the month. You'll need to get on our super special Celtic Session email list to learn the dates and places, as these will change from one month to the next. To get added to that list, email John Goldsbury.
Sessions usually run from 2 PM till 5:00 'ish, and snacks and beverages are welcome. Come prepared to play a lot!