A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

This year’s Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay is just a week away:

https://thesession.org/events/7519

I haven’t been for about fifteen years, but I’ll be back this year: showing up on the Sunday and leaving on the Friday:

https://thesession.org/trips/187

Who else is going? And do you fancy meeting up for some tunes?

I don’t know the lay of the land so I wouldn’t be much good at organising anything, but if someone wants to take the lead and nominate a place and time, count me in for a session of thesession.org!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Well I’m not much of a drinking man but I did notice Tom Molones pub was often rather quiet last year . And that’s where we met up a few years ago for the session.org session and is easy to get into and out of , unlike some of the bars!! So it would be my suggestion as to venue . I guess they’re paying no hosts … but they might change policy so bestkeep ears to the ground .
Im up for tunes one afternoon about 2 would be a good starting point maybe 1.30 to be safe .
My suggestions

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll get there on Monday so hopefully not before then. 1.30pm sounds good

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll be there too and would be up for it depending on the schedule of the other people I’m traveling with. I’ll check back here for details.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll be there and will be free in the afternoons. Would love to meet up.

Posted by .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Great idea. Count me in!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Here’s hoping someone takes a few pictures and puts them on the FB page so I can live vicariously 😉

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Yes I’d like to be there and meet some familiar names. Let us know when and where. Andrew Newland.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

So when? If we are agreed as to my proposed venue what day suits us ? Wednesday?

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Internet glitch post 🙂

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Wednesday, Tom Malone’s pub, 1:30
I’ll be there. Paul

Posted by .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Sounds like a plan . See you there .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Worst day for me! Any day apart from Wednesday suits fine.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I can do Wednesday

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Alright, then! Wednesday afternoon from 1:30pm in Tom Malones it is.

See you there!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll probably be able to make it as well. Thanks!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Or would Thursday suit better ? Makes little difference to me

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I appear to be the only non-starter for Wednesday, so of course it would, Will. However, if Wednesday is set in stone, so be it.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Either day works for me as well.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I just like to be inclusive . Let’s see what the general opinion is . Anyone not able for Thursday?

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll get there sometime on Wednesday afternoon….

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

So see you all there !

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Yes for sure.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’ll be at class out in Spanish Point until 1pm so it might take me a while to get to Tom Malone’s.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

We might be advised to get a few there for 1!! By 2 the sessions are going strong in some places ….

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

If I don’t get there in time and you end up moving on to a session somewhere, let me know in a comment here!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I can’t get there early as I’m at the fiddle class

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Two of us are here but there are paid musicians arriving at 2pm apparently. I’m not familiar with the venues here so I’ll leave it to someone else to suggest another venue.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Ok yes I’m gonna be late . There are a few possibilities I’d say , but also whoever’s there could check them out . Back bar of the malbay could be good

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Right! Back of the Malbay then?

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Already people playing at Central and the back room of the Malbay has a session starting at 2. We’ll wait here for a bit in case anyone else shows up and maybe can decide then.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Well worst comes to worst we’re all welcome in my kitchin!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Gonna wander and see what I can find

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

I’m running late too. I’ll head for the Malbay anyway

Posted by .

Re:w A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

The middle bar in blonds , clearys now , on the lahinch road is empty at moment . We are a bit scattered at moment !!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Seems like the malbay to meet

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Tom Malone’s will work after all … see you there!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Ok

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

It was a pleasure to put faces to the names and play tunes with ye!

https://adactio.com/notes/15486

(Sorry I had to duck out—I hadn’t eaten all day—but I look forward to seeing again over the week.)

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Incidentally, we had a session in my area at the same time. 🙂

Did you have a lot of tunes in common?

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

We played some classics: The Merry Blacksmith, The Maid Behind The Bar, The Sally Gardens, The Ships Are Sailing, The Foxhunter’s (for a dancer) …those are some of the reels anyway.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

The old session.org meet up at Willie week. What good times we had. @Donough, you lucky thing. @ Jeremy I remember our session.org meet up all those years ago. Have fun everyone!

Posted by .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Very nice to meet some faces-behind-the-names. Had a lovely time playing tunes with all of you.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Just a thought for those of you lucky enough to be in Miltown today. This being the 12th of July, the flute players have been known to get up to a bit of mischief collectively in "Friel’s" around mid-day. Worth checking out for a bit of fun. Hope it’s going well, sorry I couldn’t make it this year.

Posted by .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Check the home page, photo bottom left, from 2013. No prizes for guessing the tune being played [ sort of ].

Posted by .

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Was that you playing the flute Lisa? Didn’t get the chance to introduce myself , enjoyed the session . I was the fella backing and playing my shiny new whistle !! Burke whistles rock!!

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

Hi Will, yes, that was me on flute. I noticed the Burke - so that was you! I think we exchanged a couple of nods in the midst of things.

Re: A gathering of thesession.org at Willie Clancy Week?

We definitely did ! 🙂