Sessions

Sessions


We have two regular sessions and try to be inclusive, welcoming all players of Irish traditional music on appropriate instruments.

newport-irish-club-sessionFirst Friday Session

On the first Friday of every month (with occasional changes) except August. Start at 9:00 p.m., sometimes earlier for a learners session, slowed down and suitable for all ages and abilities. Even though things heat up afterwards the session remains a good family affair.

Held in the Picton Arms we have use of a separate room away from regular custom though people are welcome the watch (and join in) if they wish. Note this is a traditional Irish music session. The sound relies heavily on melodic emphasis and it can be spoiled by unsympathetic and intrusive accompaniment. Please respect session etiquette to keep a good balance of melody and accompaniment; only join in tunes that you know unless you can play very quietly, no more than one bodhran and two guitars at a time.

Red Lion Session

This is now a regular session on the third Friday of the month in the bar of the Red Lion on Stow Hill, starting at 9:00 p.m. going on until late. All are welcome, but this is not such a traditional evening and expect a lot of singing of Irish and non-Irish songs to which the regulars like to join in!

Please contact us to confirm that any particular event is going to happen. By signing up to our email list you will receive notifiaction of any changes or cancellations.


 

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