Notice March 1, 2017

We are still looking for a location of a permanent venue, however I've decided to try to use Sam's since he was gracious enough to offer his home. It's located at 1405 Ala Iolani St. ph: 392-5531. We will be meeting on the first Sat of the month from 3 to 6.

From last year 2016

We found out last month that the Manoa Gardens will no longer allow the use of the Recreation Room on weekends.

We will be looking for a replacement. If anyone knows of a site please let us know.

Until this happens, there is still Sam's Garage on the 4th Sunday of the month usually. It is a Slow Session. You can still be added to the reminder list and i will send notifications for this and upcoming events.

There is also the Ceili dance session at Anna O'Brien's upstairs on the 2nd floor on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. They will let beginners come by and try to play (as long as they are not disruptive) however the tempos are quick as they are for dancing as the Ceili school uses it for practice. Here is their website. I usually come by there. You can also come by and have a pint.



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 fun.


Starting next month we will be having these at 
Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing
at 2790 Kahaloa Dr.
See map,
Its in the building next to the Red Pin and Circle.

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 wpang@hawaiiantel.net
if you'd like to be added to our email reminder list,
also in case of a cancellation.

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