The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20692   Message #300286
Posted By: Alice
18-Sep-00 - 08:03 PM
Thread Name: Advice re. House Concerts
Subject: RE: Advice re. House Concerts
Hi, bigchuck. We have two instrumental sessions here. One is in the lobby of an historic hotel, started in 1994, and is mostly Irish, Scottish, and Canadian tunes, some songs once in awhile in breaks between tunes, or if there are mostly singers that show up. There is a core group of about 20 people. The other session is in a coffee shop and has been going on for a couple of years, bluegrass and old-time music. There are more instrumentalists than singers here, and I am mainly a singer. I've wanted to start a song circle for a couple of years, and we tried a couple gatherings in two coffee shops, but it didn't keep going. I decided when this fellow asked me if there would be enough interest, that it was just time for me to make the commitment (The Commitments ;-) to have the gathering at my house. We had a hard time finding another place to hold the bluegrass session when the hotel owner decided he didn't like that kind of music and kicked the session out. I've liked the format of the Nenagh Singers Cirlce, and hope to do that here. I guess this will be an incentive to really clean up the clutter in my computer area at least once a month...