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West of Ireland sessions

Mikey joe 31 Jul 00 - 07:51 AM
barrygeo 31 Jul 00 - 08:37 AM
GUEST 31 Jul 00 - 09:54 AM
death by whisky 31 Jul 00 - 10:29 AM
Ella who is Sooze 31 Jul 00 - 11:24 AM
Peter Kasin 31 Jul 00 - 01:05 PM
Roger in Sheffield 31 Jul 00 - 01:06 PM
GUEST,Mikey Joe 01 Aug 00 - 07:45 AM
Ella who is Sooze 01 Aug 00 - 08:39 AM
Peter Kasin 02 Aug 00 - 01:03 AM
Mikey joe 02 Aug 00 - 08:03 AM
Ella who is Sooze 02 Aug 00 - 08:11 AM
Pinetop Slim 02 Aug 00 - 10:25 AM
Mikey joe 02 Aug 00 - 01:15 PM
Brendy 02 Aug 00 - 01:30 PM
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Ella who is Sooze 03 Aug 00 - 05:03 AM
Ella who is Sooze 03 Aug 00 - 05:06 AM
Mikey joe 03 Aug 00 - 06:31 AM
Ella who is Sooze 03 Aug 00 - 06:57 AM
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Subject: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 07:51 AM

Can anyone help me find a good session anywhere on the west coast at the end of August, beginning of Sept. I'm trying to find somewhere informal where I can sit in. I'm now living in exile so any help would be appreciated


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: barrygeo
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 08:37 AM

Westport - Co Mayo

Hobans' of the Octagon. Informal session every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Musicians and singers welcome.

also

Matt Molloys - In my opinion the musicians tend to take themselves a bit to seriously.

Lots of sessions in Galway City but I dont get there too often. If you get there it should be relatively easy to track something down. UNfortunately the informal session is getting harder to find. In the age of the Celtic Tiger less and less musicians seem to be interested in playing for fun.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 09:54 AM

Thanks berrygeo,

A lot of sessions are now paid gigs disigned to look like sessions. I was thinking of Matt Molloys but I'm not too familiar with that side of the country being from Cork. Thanks again, if you think of anywhere else give me a shout


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: death by whisky
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 10:29 AM

Most sessions have paid players,but thats only to guarantee some music.A lot of the sessions will be starting to wind down then.Theres still a few all year sessions. Kerry. Tralee:Bettys,Strand street,Fri/sun Baileys Corner,Ashe street,Tues. Sean Ogs,regular,not sure of the days. Listowel:Harp and Lion,Sats.(finishes mid Sept) Dingle:Droichead Beag,every day,all year. Theres probably more,if I get any more info I'll post.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 11:24 AM

Was a bit tiddly but a few weeks ago was in Sligo town...

I think it was the Mermaid, around the corner from a hotel - opposite a car park.

Or there used to be sessions at a place called Big Ellens - though it was near Sligo - cant remember exactly...

Sorry I am not much help

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:05 PM

Nagel's pub in Ennistymon, CO. Clare is known for good traditional music. Tommy Peoples used to lead a Sunday night session there, but I don't know if he still does.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:06 PM

Ella are you talking about drinking sessions ??


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:45 AM

TYhanks very much folks. Keep 'em coming


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 08:39 AM

No Roger - I was definately in music sessions, though by the end of the night and several complimentory drinks later that's all I was fit for...

If you see me playing in a session do me a favour......

NIL BY MOUTH lol!

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:03 AM

Not far from the Cliffs of Moher there's the town of Doolin, where you'll find McGann's Pub - a real mecca for trad. Irish musicians.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:03 AM

I'm aware of Doolin and taffes in Galway etc. the well known places. What i'm looking for are local sessions to fall into. I'm spending two weeks at home driving around after the Fleadh Cheoil so I'd like to settle into as couple. Thanks for all the info folks everything helps.

Mikey Joe


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 08:11 AM

Hey... I'm going to the Fleadh Cheoill in August too!

Ella...


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:25 AM

Session scene seems to be alive in Kinvarra, south of Galway. Try Green's Pub.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:15 PM

very good ella I may see you and have a tune with you Where u from?


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 01:30 PM

A lot of people head for Lisdoonvarna after the Fleadh. The Matchmaking Festival is on there for the whole of September, and sessions abound.
There used to be a lovely session in Bell Harbour, not far from Corofin, Co. Clare.

It's been 4 years since I hit a session in Clare, so the venues could shift (as they do), but Tommy and Siobhán Peoples used to have one in Brogan's, O'Connell St, Ennis, and as far as I can recall, Declan Brandon's at the top of the street used to be a great hangout.

If P.J. Curtis sees this, maybe he can fill you in on more up to date stuff.

B.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 05:12 PM

Not in the west, but isn't the Feis Ceóil in Enniscorthy or somewhere in Wexford at the end of August this year? Every musician in Ireland will be there.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:03 AM

Yes the Fleadh Cheoil Na Eireann is in Enniscorthy again this year.

I went last year and had a great time. Great sessions, and if you get a chance to tear yourself away from the pubs then there are some good competitions to see, set dancing outdoors and a good load of fun.

I was in a pub one night last year, and I packed away 4 or 5 times, each time the locals would not let me go, play one more... Can't remember what time I got home in the end, but the first time I packed away it was 5am...

There is also a great load of history to the town, with Vinegar Hill a lovely view point over the town, the setting of an uprising in 1800's. And a great place to sit and let the wind clear your head of a hangover.

Accomodation in the town is scarce if you are thinking of going... here is the fleadh cheoil web site if you want more info... www.fleadhcheoil.com

Also get to meet loads of nice people and I am hoping to meet up with a few people I met last year, and from the workshop weeks I have been to lately.

There are some really, really excellent sessions to be found!

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 05:06 AM

Mikey

I am from Wales, and I get over there on Thursday evening sometime.

Last year I started off in PJ Murphys bar where I met up with some friends and it all went wild from there really.

What do you play?

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 06:31 AM

I play guitar Ella and we'll have a fiddler as well and hopefully flute and box.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 06:57 AM

IN our group that is coming out with me will be a box player...singer/dancer, and a friend of mine who has a good time regardless...

Oh and me, I play the bodhran, whistle, sing...

Plus some friends who all play allsorts, banjo - flute - whistle - box a fairly big bunch we meet up with every year...

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 07:06 AM

we should meet for a tune


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: IanS
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 07:12 AM

Ella,

I think the Ellen's pub you are referring to was a bit north of Sligo town - out near Lisadell (as in the tune "The Humours of Lisadell". Last time I was there (a couple of years ago) it had changed hands and the music was gone. There used to be a very good session in the pub Stone the Crows (various members of Dervish were there the last time I was in). Further north, the Ship in Killybegs, Donegal has some great music (it's run by Martin McGinley - the ex-Dervish fiddler).

Ian


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 07:29 AM

At Vinegar Hill, by the pleasant Slaney, our heroes vainly stood back-to-back. 1798, not the 1800s.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 08:56 AM

Ok Ok

cut me some slack, was never any good at remembering dates...

shheeeesh there's always someone to but in and be quick to correct.

Bloomin teacher's pets

Lol

Slainte

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 09:00 AM

would be a good idea Mikey but hard to arrange?

I think I tried to send you a message thingummybob whats it.

And at the top of the threads list there might be a little thing saying you have a message or look on your personal page.

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 09:31 AM

Very good Ella

I'm going to start a Fleadh thread to see what happens


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: death by whisky
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 09:41 AM

Can't make it to the Fleadh,but if anyone swings by Listowel/Tralee, Kerry,leave a personal in advance.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:02 AM

Sounds like a good idea Mikey..

Ta taa

Ella


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:14 AM

Tuesday night at Sean Og's in Skibbereen. It's local musicians, not a tourist session. I visited my daughter there last summer, and got in on a sesuin.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 10:15 AM

A biteen far wesht for me John, like Skibb though, was there again a few weeks ago. Cheers


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:23 AM

It's even farther for me, Mikey, coming from Calgary and all.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 11:32 AM

Well I s'pose SCotland isn't that far away after all and at least I'll be back in IReland in a few weeks for a holiday. I'm building up my list of sessions to prepare myself. So as I said if you know of anymore keep em coming


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 03:00 PM

For West Cork, inquire at Andy Street's store, the Keltic Knot, in Ballydehob. He's a bodhran player and knows what's happening.


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Subject: RE: West of Ireland sessions
From: Mikey joe
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 01:43 PM

Cheers John, will do if I'm in the area. I know west Cork well, being a Corkman so I'll check it out


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