Queen’s Traditional Group

Queen’s Traditional Group

hello again!

i was wondering how many members live in belfast as myself and a few other music students at Queen’s University have started up a traditional group and intend on having a concert in March - after St. Patrick’s weekend though!

a few years ago the music students had a concert which i have heard was a great success but sadly it came to an end as nobody was interested in organising a group.

any ideas for a programme? we want to really showcase traditional music with both old and modern pieces.

all help received with thanks!!

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Unfortunately, you must mean Queen’s University Belfast. I go to Queen’s University, Canada and have tried starting up traditional music clubs but they all showed little to no interest, despite my advertising. So with that in mind, if there are any students at Queen’s University, Canada who are interested in getting together for traditional music sessions, let me know. Sorry to hijack the thread, but for a moment I thought I wasn’t the only trad nut on my campus….

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Hey Guys, How about a former QUB graduate?
I graduated last year, and i’m always looking to play with people my own age cos my home sesh is kind of oldie dominated. Currently doin a MSc in the Poly (scum). What nights do you meet? Where etc?
PS as the name suggests i play the hey diddle diddle.

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Hi John Hart, Its Sarah! LOL i cant believe your on this website as well! My Daddy told me bout the message from Mary! Hey Mary, Its Sarah Costello here, im a first year drama and irish student in Queens. Id love to start up a trad group! I play flute and whistle and im an irish dancer as well! I was in Rhythm of the Dance with ole John Hart there (Last msg)! What do you play? Do you know louise downey?Shes a first yr as well and plays fiddle. Reply and let me know. What r u studying? Sarah

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Jaysus Sarah!!!!

Can’t i do anything without you following me?

First Rhythm of the dance!

Now this?

LOL. πŸ™‚

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Ah ha. We finally find out what "j" and "h" stand for. πŸ™‚

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Yes Zina, it’s a fair cop guv’nor! It is i John Hart.
Anyone i may bump into in Belfast sessions don’t forget to say high. You were the first one to welcome me on to the session Zina. It made me feel really special, Awww.

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God damn beer killing the brain cells!!!
i meant "Hi"

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Heh. Obviously, the more beer you drink, the more "special" you get… ;)

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I don’t mean to get off the topic zina but what/where is it you play?

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Fiddle, Denver, Colorado, USA. Er. I suppose you can call it playing, anyway. ;)

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Yes it would seem i’m in the hands of a specialist hijacker. Has anyone ever counted who is the most prolific poster on "the session". Cos Zina you’re bound to be up there with the best of them. Has anyone really famous ever posted with their own name? E.G. Matt Molloy, Martin Hayes etc

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Zina posts here with her own name all the time. And she’s as famous as they get—ask anyone. They all know her.
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I play whistle in the group but i mostly am a singer. i’m a second year music student. it’s cool that john and sarah have met through that email! it’s not just open for music students so sarah feel free to come along. john i don’t know if wednesday afternoons at one suit you but sarah should be free for that time. we have used quite a few tunes of the session because it’s easy access for people to print off. if you are interested email me to my email address. i think someone must have found it in my profile as i received an email from laura. cheers for that!

in case anyone else wanted to know there is a trad music module offered in second year second semester. i’m taking it myself can’t wait to start it. adrain scahill teaches it. maybe sarah could incorporate it into her degree next year, again email me if you are interested!

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Have the queens trad group met up at all this year?? R u officially with Clubs and Soicieties? How many people have got together so far? Id love to come along? Whats your email address Mary? John fone me when you see this, u have to update me on holland!

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Gee, the people you meet up with again on the net!
if it isn’t ‘ole John Harte’ back on the scene. Great to know you’re still playing away- note your probs with your oldie
musician friends- bet they’d love to know how much you appreciate them. Anyway as Sarah and I always suspected,you did choose trad to further your carnal desires.
Hence the tour with Rhythm- the lure of all those thunderous thighs in 6/8 time -a bit too much for you?
Watch out girls!

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Oh god, I just saw that post up there… Remind me to put you on the "kill on sight" list, Will. ;) I’m afraid you’ve got me dead to rights, John. You can see how many posts any given member has made on their member info page (just click on their name under their posts or do a search in the member section). I’m afraid that at last count up, Jeremy said that I was indeed the mouthiest of the bunch…

And to answer your other question, yes, we do upon occasion get the "famous" person who posts here, but (to my certain knowledge in at least four cases) the well-known tend to either lurk (I’m not sure why, a couple of them claim to enjoy the crack and not feel a need to chime in) or use pseudonyms.

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The Queen’s group has met up once a week for the past month or so. i really need anyone interested to get the programme before christmas so the tunes can be worked on for rehearsals in the next semester.

so far there are 3 fiddles, 2 whistles, 1 flute - and a new flautist through this posting, a banjo and a bodhran. there are also 2 or 3 singers. ideally a bigger group would be great.

we aren’t part of clubs and societies but i will send an email around all of queen’s - if possible - next week. i REALLY want a group to start up and continue.

we are a group under the band of the music society at queen’s but as we are new i’m not to sure if we are on the internet as one! not yet anyway but i’m working on it!!

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Mary, you really should try get registered as a proper club/society. Its too late this year to do it (as far as I know, but check with the union), but you really should get one up and running for next year. it means you’ll get a few quid from the SU to run special nights. It only takes one to set it up and itl prob be up and running for years to come!
let us know about any concerts yis are planning, or any night out, and if i’m in the area I’d love to pop along and see yis.
It sounds like you’ve got a good thing going, fair play

Queen’s Traditional Group

oh, the union cultural affairs officer might help out too

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i know the music dept has a society which covers the jazz band and traditional group under it. i am the concert administrator in the music society so it gives me money for photocopying and organising concerts etc. there is a concert on march 23rd!! i will advertise it later and keep you posted with new developments!