The Session that says it all!!
We’ve had recent threads about the maximum number of players and the ideal mix of instruments to make for a good session. Here at http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_250_5_impromptu_session_led_by_billy_mccomiskey_and_joe_madde there are no rules in that some would say there are far too many musicians and nearly every conceivable instrument but yet from the results I would say it’s pretty near to my ideal session.
It was interesting to see at the start where the reel was a little less common that many musicians "sat it out" but once Christmas Eve came up, then everyone joined in as was also the case for Over the Moor to Maggie.
Although I didn’t recognise many of the musicians, it was great to see those stalwarts from the UK Midlands, Eugene Teevan and Siobhán O’Donohue in full flight although, thankfully Siobhán has recently returned to her roots in County Clare.
Finally I think most people would join with me in congratulating the Americans for organising what looks like another great annual convention!