Thinking about trying to establish a local session
I live in an area that is seemingly void of Irish sessions, and I’d really like to change that. However, I’ve no idea where to even start. Honestly, I question whether it would even be a good idea, as I’m not the strongest musician. I’m not terrible, but I’m definitely more what one would call a hobbyist.
Regardless, I have a passion for Irish and other folk music, and I’d like to see more of it in my area. Were I to take on the task of starting a session, what kind of things would I need to keep in mind? I’ve got experience organizing and advertising for events, but I’ve heard stories of disastrous sessions because no one was willing to take the lead.
What advice could you give me? Keep in mind that I’m not necessarily actually going to do it. I’m just kind of feeling out my options. I’d likely make it a point to visit some other regional sessions before doing anything.