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The Irish Session at NC State is a weekly gathering of musicians who play traditional tunes from Ireland and occasionally Scotland and Cape Breton, Canada. The session has been running since January 2005 and is open to all NC State students, faculty, and staff, as well as local community members and visitors. Typical session instruments include the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, concertina, button accordion, mandolin, guitar, bouzouki, and bodhran. The repertoire consists largely of Irish dance musicreels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes, barn dances—as well as slow airs. As in Ireland, session musicians at NC State play tunes from memory, although recording tunes at the session is a great way to learn new repertoire. Musicians take turns playing tunes they know, and others join in or simply listen. The goal is to have fun making music together, and to keep the repertoire of traditional Irish tunes alive and well! 

The Irish Session meets on TUESDAYS from 5:00 to 6:30pm in Talley Student Union, near the fireplace in the One Earth Lounge on the Main/2nd Floor. See the Location link for the campus address and maps.