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SMG Slow Session Class

SMG Slow Session Class

The Slow Session class was started by me many years ago and has now existed for fifteen years. The main idea was to build up a repertoire and learn to play with other people. The classroom activities are just that: tunes are learned, sets are compiled and music is played. The point of action is when the class is finished and we adjourn to The Wednesday Slow Session where we are joined by others and our music is played in a pub setting.

I seek out suitable tunes for the class course, and each year a possible list of new tunes is proposed and worked through. Inevitably, some of these tune "stick" while others don't.

The next term begins on Wednesday 12th September 2018. Details of what music will be covered during the coming term can be found below.

Term A (Sep-Dec 2018)
Download all Term A's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book Scottish Slow Session Volume 3
available from my on-line store.
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
12/9 A1 45 The Ballydesmond Polka No.2 [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
19/9 A2 40 The Dark Island
47 Doun the Burn Davie
26/9 A3 45 The Ballydesmond Polka No.1 [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
3/10 A4 52 Wee Tod/The Corner House [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
10/10 A5 53 Farewell to the Creeks [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
17/10 XX Mid Term - No Class
48 Lord Seaforth
    Primrose Girl
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
41 Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
[STD] [TAB] [MP3]
21/11 A10     Linda's Polka
    Magnus's Polka
28/11 A11     The Dark Island
    Linda's Polka/Magnus's Polka
    Recap all tunes
5/12 A12 End-of-Term Session
Term B (Jan-Mar 2019)
Download all Term B's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book Irish Slow Session Volume 1
available from my on-line store.
Date No. Tunes PDF MP3
9/1 B1 04 St Mary's Polka/ Church St Polka [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
16/1 B2 04 Church St Polka
07 The Road to Lisdoonvarna
23/1 B3 11 Her Mantle So Green [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
30/1 B4 19 The Eavesdropper/Bill Collins [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/2 B5 48 The Rights of Man/Chief O'Neill's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
13/2 XX Mid Term - No Class
20/2 B6 05 Eibhlin
10 Shoe the Donkey/Sonny's Mazurka
27/2 B7 12 Miss McLeod's Reel/Merry Blacksmith [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
6/3 B8 Monzievaird Hall
Johnnie Sangster
13/3 B9 13 The Lark in the Morning [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
20/3 B10 15 Rocky Road to Dublin/The Foxhunter's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
22/3 XX SMG Students' Concert
Term C (Apr-Jun 2019)
Download all Term C's tunes in one PDF file: [STD] [TAB]
All of this term's tunes are in the book
Scots Music Group Session Tunes Volume 3
24/4 C1 Fingal's Cave [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
1/5 C2 Miss Drummond of Perth/Drummond Castle [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
8/5 C3 Boannie Polka/Seven Step/Sister Jean [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15/5 C4 Old Time Wedding Reels [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
22/5 C5 Air for Linda [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
29/5 C6 The Braes o' Tullimet/Mishie's Jig [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
5/6 C7 Trip to Pakistan/The Shore Bar [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
12/6 C8 End-of-Term Session
Tunes in Reserve
These are tunes which were scheduled but, for one reason or another, we didn't manage to do.
The numbers are the set numbers in the Scottish Slow Session series.
Tunes PDF MP3
36 Uist Tramping Song/Thistle of Scotland [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
57 Wigs, Goats and Coats [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
42 King of the Fairies [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
51 The Kirks [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
23 The Fairy Dance/Jumping Geordie [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
15 Rocky Road to Dublin/The Foxhunter's [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
Name: Slow Session Class
Location: James Gillespies
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7 - 9pm
Last updated: 27th Apr 2019 11.35am
SMG Slow Session class photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |