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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 01:15:06 AM »

Do you have to drink in a session, eg. grog, or can you get away with quietly sipping an orange juice every now and then? I suppose people might think it's got vodka in it.
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 01:21:07 AM »

Do you have to drink in a session, eg. grog, or can you get away with quietly sipping an orange juice every now and then? I suppose people might think it's got vodka in it.
One of the sessions I play at is at a cafe. Couldn't drink any grog there even if you wanted.
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2013, 01:21:19 AM »

Do you have to drink in a session, eg. grog, or can you get away with quietly sipping an orange juice every now and then? I suppose people might think it's got vodka in it.

Whatever is on offer, I can't think why anyone would object to someone drinking orange juice or anything else that might be on sale. If it's a tea shop, drink tea.

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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2013, 05:46:19 AM »

I have enjoyed reading the comments on this thread, all really make the same point...as a newcomer you should expect to be made welcome BUT don't try to impress by playing flash tunes that nobody else knows, or sit twiddling your thumbs in the corner. The success of a good session is when every one participating gets a 'go' and feels part of it. More experienced players should encourage novices rather than freezing them out. At the end of the session all should leave happy and looking forward to the next one....there is no better adrenalin high than a good sesh! IMO  ;D
Oh....a final word of warning, don't turn up at an Irish session with a Tuba or a Hurdy Gurdy lol  :|glug

So that's where I'm going wrong  >:E
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013, 05:47:33 AM »

Kings Arms at Zeal - lovely pub. Mark Bazeley - lovely man and a humble but brilliant melodeonist.
Jump right in.  (:)

Agree ! Wish I lived closer
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2013, 10:59:51 AM »

Pretty well got to go to the Kings Arms session after all the affirmative comments..just realised that the Mark Bazeley a lot of you you have mentioned is the late Bob Cann's grandson. I have'nt heard him play since he was about 15 and playing with his grandad...
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2013, 02:24:22 PM »

In my experience things work out but don't forget that the "leader" who "runs" the session is often not the person who is nominally in charge. This has good and bad moments.
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013, 02:45:50 PM »

There are bad leaders.

   There are bad leaders

    Then there are the Ego's  ;)
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2013, 09:28:07 PM »

EgoTastic!!  >:E

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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2013, 09:48:39 PM »

"music is all about ..."

... different things to different people.
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2013, 11:18:07 PM »

Then there was the session in Harrogate where they have a booklet of tunes. On my only visit, when I played anything that wasn't in their booklet, it was met with stony silence.

In defence of the Harrogate session, my experience has been exactly the opposite.   I've been going for a few weeks and have been made more than welcome, some regulars have made a point of introducing themselves to me and although I deliberately don't lead many tunes as I'm a newbie there, I make a point of playing some that aren't in the books and people listen and do join in if they can, asking what the tunes are afterwards and sometimes asking me to play them again in following weeks.    It's fun and I thoroughly enjoy it.

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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »

I'm with you there Joy. A lovely bunch of people. Yes, they do use a book, but that's for purely practical purposes, worked out over a long time. I don't get to the Tap much at the moment, but I see a lot of them at various ceilidhs in the area - both playing and dancing. See you around?  :|glug
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2013, 08:18:30 PM »

Perhaps I am maligning the Tap unfairly. I have only visited that session once and the discouraging comment was made by only one person, but I didn't find the general atmosphere very welcoming. Perhaps I chose an 'off' night.
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2013, 08:45:23 PM »

911377 brian, im hoping to hold a birthday session for myself  in kings nympton in july, your more than welcome to come and have a tune  among friends mate
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2013, 08:50:34 PM »

@ Gypsylad.. I'm Deeply touched and would be pleased to come..a reminder nearer the date would be appreciated, old age is quietly eating away at my memory.. (:)
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2013, 09:49:04 PM »

No worries, and dont forget to search out micky in hatherliegh !
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2013, 10:50:10 AM »

What night are the sessions in South Zeal? Could make a good stopover on the long drive to Cornwall !
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Re: Friendly sessions
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2013, 11:11:08 AM »

I think you'll find it's a monday, which is annoying as I'm committed to morris practise on a monday....  >:(
@rse!

Edit: according to Flaxley Green, local website of All Things Folk, it's the third monday of month......
see here.
http://www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions.html#mon

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« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2013, 01:47:56 PM »

Ta
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