Last class for 2016

Tonight is the last of the current term of classes. Hope to see you all tonight but, if not, have a great Christmas break and keep up the practice!  New set of classes will begin in late January. Details will be posted here in the new year.  Nollaig shona! 

View Across the Valley

View Across the Valley
This is a lovely reel I learnt from a concertina player at our session in Glanmire. Cracking tune when I can keep up with her! We usually play The Coming of Spring after this but sets are not set in stone, no matter what people tell you. This is a very slightly different version to ...

Peter Byrne’s Fancy

We played this little ditty last week. I learnt this jig from a guitarist who had learnt it from the playing of Arty McGlynn. See below for the tune on Youtube from the great Arty himself. Notes adapted from the versions on The Session.

The Spike Island Lasses

We did this tune tonight in the improver’s class at Jim’s suggestion. Lovely 4 parter reel with a few tricky bits but worth persevering with. See different versions on The Session.

Pipers at Culture Night

Pipers at Culture Night
We were delighted to be part of the Culture Night in Cork again this year. The event seems to get bigger and more varied each year and the weather played no small part in the throngs of people around Cork on Friday. It was great to see the Culture Night buses passing with live music ...

Spring Classes 2016

The next set of classes will start on Thursday 21st January at Wilton SMA Hall. Beginners and improvers both kick off at 8pm and classes cost €100 for 12 weeks. Please let us know if you’re coming to classes this term in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter or by text. See details ...