Becoming more than just a session player…
Just registered to ask this,so my apologies if I’m breaking any sort of etiquette…
I’ve been playing fiddle since I was about 14 on and off, only ever really in pub sessions (a very brief stint in a ceilidh band). I’m now mid 30s, and feeling that I want to push myself musically.
I’m far from a "professional" player, but I think I can hold my own in a English or Irish session. My main issue is confidence or lack of it, I don’t often start tunes and I think this is what I need to work on!
I’m not sure what a good step to take would be, I’m considering trying out some folk clubs as I’ve never been to one. And see how the standing up and performing feels! Would anyone else have any advice on what to try please?