CELTIC AND OLD TIME
Our jams are informal get-togethers for the purpose of sharing our love
of traditional music and for promoting the playing of Celtic and Old
Time music in Hawaii. Acoustic and acoustic style instrumentalists as
well as singers are welcome. The mix of instruments varies from session
to session. We have had guitars, banjos,mandolins, ukulele, fiddles,
viola, cellos, piano, hammered dulcimer, harps, flutes, pennywhistles,
recorders, accordian. We would love the addition of an acoustic bass,
bodhran or other percussion, concertina, bagpipes,etc.
Beginners are welcome, and participation at all levels is encouraged.
We are a diverse, democratic and loosely organized group with a range
of playing proficiency and familiarity with the music. Music reading is
helpful but not at all necessary. Bring a music stand, if you are going
to be using music. Many of us bring copies of tunes to share. We have starter packages of Tunes that would be appropriate in PDF's.
At a typical jam 6 to 12 jammers sit in a circle, each in turn picking
a tune or song for the whole group to play or sing. This is not a
performance but an opportunity to share a new tune, revisit an old
favorite, or to learn from each other. We play a tune several times,
enough to work out the kinks and become familiar with it. The person
who picks the tune gets to set the tempo. The jams last about two and
one half hours, usually with a juice break. Time flies, and we do have
Starting next month we will be having these at
Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing at
2790 Kahaloa Dr.
Its in the building next to the Red Pin and Circle.
DATES AND TIMES
Jams are held on the first Saturday of the month in the afternoons from 3:00 til 6:00. Please inquire or ask to be added to reminder list sent the week of the Tradjam.
Please park at the Manoa park ONLY which is adjacent.
Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you'd like to be added to our email reminder list,
also in case of a cancellation.
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