New GoogleGroup for Asheville’s new SCOTTISH Session!
Hello, Irish session players!
Some of you may be interested in the first and only SCOTTISH session recently organized in Asheville, since Irish and Scottish share many of the same tunes, rhythms, and session traditions, yet have distinct (beautiful, interesting) differences. We enjoy a number of old-time jams and Irish sessions in this area, but there hasn’t been a single Scottish session. Now there is!
To join the Scottish Session’s new GOOGLE GROUP, send an email to:
DESCRIPTION: Asheville’s first traditional Scottish session: instrumental music of Scotland played on its traditional instruments, restricted to: fiddle, flute, tin whistle, bouzouki, octave mandolin, smallpipes, concertina, Celtic harp, cello. Often coached by local teachers, including world-renowned Scottish fiddler, composer, teacher, and performer Jamie Laval! (www.jamielaval.com).
LEVEL: Intermediate+. Tunes are taught “by ear”; recording devices highly recommended; music stands strongly discouraged; sheet music distributed by email.
DATES AND TIME: Group gathers beginning at 12:30 pm on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays to play 1:00-3:30 pm including a half-hour social (snacks) at 2:00.
LOCATION: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Mercer Hall, 337 North Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
From Interstate 40 or Interstate 26: Take I-240, exit 5B, Charlotte Street, turn north. St. Mary’s is .8 mile on the right at the corner of Macon Avenue and Charlotte Street. Park behind the church or on either street.
From the back parking lot, take set of steps on the left down to the bottom floor. Walk through a hall and another set of steps into Mercer Hall.
February 16 (and two previous sessions)—Laurie Fisher: www.lauriefisher.com
March 2—Nora Garver: www.noragarver.com
March 16—Nora Garver
March 30—Jamie Laval: www.jamielaval.com
April 6—Jamie Laval
INITIAL TUNE LIST:
Atholl Highlanders (A), jig
Orange and Blue (D), strathspey
Hector the Hero (D, A), air
Scotland the Brave (A), march
Miss McLeod’s (A), reel
Auld Lang Syne (D), song
MORE INFO: Janet Parkerson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.298.1090