Announcements

1/11/2015

The session tonight is scheduled to go on. Drive carefully if there is ice.

Slow Session at Colie's Café, Nazareth College

Where are the sessions?

The sessions are now held at Colie's Café, located on the ground floor of George Hall on the Nazareth College campus, every MONDAY from 6-9 PM.  We usually start with an hour of waltzes, airs, and mazurkas.  At 7, we move into the jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas.  Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Map to Colie's Café

Instrument Clubs at Pittsford Recreational Center

Of interest to Slow Session players: instrument "clubs" for whistle and flute, fiddle, and accordion/concertina take place Saturday mornings from 10-12 at Pittsford Recreation Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534 (map).  More information is online at http://irishrochester.com/instrument-clubs.html.

Tunes

New tune and set suggestions are always welcome!  Bring a number of copies of a tune (in a readable font size) to a Monday session, and let's play them through.

Below are sets and individual tunes that have become part of the session repertoire.  We usually have plenty of sheet music at the session.

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Reels

  • Concertina / Rolling in the Rye Grass / Wind that Shakes the Barley
  • Far from Home / Swinging on a Gate / Drowsy Maggie
  • Jack Wood / Old French
  • Julia Delaney / Over the Moor to Maggie / Morning Star
  • Lady Ann Montgomery / Miss McLeod's / Maid Behind the Bar
  • Merry Blacksmith / Father Kelly / Miss Monaghan
  • Mountain Road / Man of the House / Cup of Tea
  • Sally Gardens / Cooley's / Star of Munster
  • St. Anne's / Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Wedding (MacLeod's Farewell) / Wise Maid
  • Whiskey before Breakfast / Silver Spear / Banshee
  • Dinky's / Gravel Walks
  • Christmas Eve
  • Dick Gossip's
  • Disappointed Coquette
  • Musical Priest
  • Woodchoppers
  • Jack Wood
  • Jack Cameron
  • Temperance (Teetotaller's)
  • Golden Rooster
  • Horse Keane's
  • Reel de Montreal
  • Congress

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Jigs

  • Banish Misfortune / Connaughtman's Rambles / Father O' Flynn
  • Blackthorn Stick / Morrison's / Blarney Pilgrim
  • Black Rogue / Off She Goes / Saddle the Pony
  • Humours of Glendart / Rakes of Kildare / Tobin's Fancy
  • Monaghan / Mooncoin
  • Out in the Ocean / Rose in the Heather / Kesh
  • Paddy's Return / Donnybrook Fair / Frost is all Over
  • Swallow Tail / Road to Lisdoonvarna / My Darling Asleep
  • Grace Hay's Delight
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Jump at the Sun
  • Lock the Door
  • Maggie Brown's Favourite
  • Michael Hynes's (Dm)
  • New York Jig
  • Oyster Girl
  • Scotsman Over the Border
  • Lilting Banshee
  • Larry O'Gaff
  • Battering Ram
  • Robin's Nest
  • Three Sea Captains

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Polkas:

  • Farewell to Whiskey / Rose Tree / Rakes of Mallow
  • Maggie in the Woods / Dennis Murphy's / John Ryan's
  • Siege of Ennis
  • Ballydesmond #2 / Ballydesmond #1 / Ballydesmond #3
  • Knockabower #2 / White Cockade
  • Bashful Swain
  • Mack's Rambles

Hornpipes

  • Bashful Bachelor / Greencastle / Lass on the Strand
  • Boys of Bluehill / Harvest Home / Off to California
  • Friendly Visit / Fisher's
  • King of the Fairies / Heather Glen
  • Over the Waterfall / Red Haired Boy / Soldier's Joy
  • Sonny Murray's / Home Ruler / Kitty's Wedding
  • Stack of Barley / Stack of Wheat
  • George Rowley's / Humours of Tullycrine
  • Bouchard's

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Barndances

  • If There Weren't Any Women in the World
  • Old Blackguard

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Slip Jigs

  • Snowy Path / Foxhunter's / Butterfly
  • Kid on the Mountain
  • Drops of Brandy / Silvermore

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Slides

  • Star above the Garter / Dingle Regatta / Rolling Waves
  • Brosna Slide No.1 / Kathleen Hehir's

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Strathspeys and Marches

  • Cathkin Braes (A)
  • The Minstrel Boy (G)
  • Road to the Isles (G)
  • Scotland the Brave (G)

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Waltzes, Airs, Songs & Mazurkas     

  • A Major Waltz after Gas Anders
  • Aberdeen
  • Arran Boat Song
  • Ash Grove (G)
  • Ashokan Farewell (D)
  • Bantry Bay
  • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Charms (D)
  • Blackest Crow
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Bonnie Lass of Head Lake
  • Both Sides the Tweed (Dm)
  • Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady (D)
  • Carolan's Welcome
  • Cliffs of Doneen
  • Come By the Hills
  • Crested Hens (Em)
  • Da Slockit Light (D)
  • Danny Boy
  • Dawning of the Day
  • Donegal Mazurka (D)
  • Fanny Power (G)
  • Flatworld (Bm)
  • Flower of Sweet Strabane
  • Gartan Mother's Lullaby (D)
  • Gentle Maiden (G)
  • Greensleeves (Em)
  • Greenwood Tree (D)
  • Hills of Glenswilly
  • Inisheer
  • Isle of Inisfree
  • Josefin's Waltz
  • Lake Charles Waltz (D)
  • Laura's Waltz (Am)
  • Leaving Brittany
  • Little Old Mud Cabin on the Hill
  • Loftus Jones (G)
  • Lonesome Moonlight Waltz (F)
  • Lord Inchiquin (D)
  • Lovers' Waltz (D)
  • Maggie West's Waltz
  • Margaret's Waltz
  • Marino Waltz
  • Miss MacDermott/Princess Royal
  • Molly Malone
  • Mountains of Mourne (G)
  • My Home (G)
  • Patty Ann (D)
  • Planxty George Brabazon (G)
  • Planxty Hewlett, or A Fine Toast to Hewlett
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow (G)
  • Queen of Connemara
  • Return from Fingal
  • Rose of Mooncoin (D)
  • (Down by the) Sally Gardens (D)
  • Shepherd's Wife
  • Shoe the Donkey Mazurka (G)
  • Si Bheag, Si Mhor (D)
  • Sommervals
  • Sonny's Mazurka (D) / Vincent Campbell's Mazurka (G)
  • South Wind (G)
  • Spanish Point (D)
  • Stars of Leisbeth
  • Teddy O'Neill, or Westering Home
  • Touching Bass
  • Valse Frontenac
  • Walking Up Town (Breakdown)
  • Waltz of the Young Girls/Valse des Jeunes Filles
  • Water Sound Shore (A)
  • Well Hall
  • Westphalia (G)
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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