Sessions in the UK this week and next

Sessions in the UK this week and next

Hi all,

I’m travelling to the UK over the next few days. I’m going from Dublin to Cherbourg (France) and then making my way towards Calais and into Folkstone. From there, I’ll have about 1 week in the UK, making my way gradually towards Cairnryan to get the ferry to Belfast.

I’m a full-time musician. I play banjo, mandolin and guitar and will be on the lookout for really good tunes over the next week if there’s any suggestions. I’ve an open agenda with regards to location as I’ll be driving but it would make most sense to take in sessions going north towards Scotland sequentially, if possible.

My only plan is, after arriving in Folkstone, spending a day in Brighton as I want to visit TAMCO.

Thanks for reading, hope to catch some of you for a tune over the New Year’s festivities! 🙂

Paddy

Re: Sessions in the UK this week and next

Oh, by the way, I have looked at a few in the ‘Sessions’ section but I thought I’d rather ask here because (A) there could be a change in schedule over the New Year and (B) it’s nice to hear recommendations and opinions that are up to date. Some sessions are old posts and may not be running at the moment I figure.

Re: Sessions in the UK this week and next

The monthly Whatlington (near Hastings) Irish session is due to take place on Friday 30th, https://thesession.org/sessions/2417.
There is an open folk session at The Stag, Hastings Old Town, every Tuesday. If you are on Facebook, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/hastingstrad/ (open group) for what’s on in the Hastings area.
For Irish sessions in the Brighton area, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/635529513251542/ (closed group). The group currently lists:
Monday 8:30-11pm, Fiddler’s Elbow
Tuesday 8pm, The Constant Service (Monthly - Next Session 6th December)
Sunday 4-6pm, The Bugle (Fortnightly)
For folky things more generally in the Lewes and Brighton area, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/folkdiary/ (closed group).
If you want any more info about the Hastings area events, let me know.

Re: Sessions in the UK this week and next

I’ll get the bunting.

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