I migrated to Australia from Germany at the age of 22 in 1982. While growing up in Germany, I learnt to play classical violin from the age of 11 to 16 and then played in the school orchestra. Then I had a 25 year break from violin playing while raising a family. In 2004, I started playing some Irish songs (with sheetmusic only) with friends and then from 2007 onwards started playing by ear. Playing in sessions is one of my very favourite things to do.
I have been using thesession website since about 2007 very often to check on tunes learnt in sessions. I find it a great tool to expand my tune repertoire. At this stage, I don’t feel confident to share tunes I have transcribed, but might get there one day.
Thank you very much for keeping this website up and running!