Mike Lease’s seven comments

  • Re: Defunct - Moved To The St. Julian’s Pub

    The Picton session is now history - the pub has become an unofficial centre for Newport's Romanian community - very friendly & exuberant, with lots of live Romanian music .... So the Irish is now to be found at the St. Julian's pub on the Caerleon Rd., ... more…

  • Re: The St. Julian’s Pub

    This is a new venue for an old session - [ formerly at the Irish Club & the Picton ]. Our 1st session last month was a dream - beautiful, comfortable room, lovely view over the river Usk, enthusiastic landlady [ Irish ] & landlord ... Note this session t... more…

  • The St. Julian’s Pub

    From 8.30 - 9.00 pm on the 1st Friday of every month. Mixed skill level - Irish trad. more…

  • Re: A Stone’s Throw

    I had not realised that my composition was on the session ... I wrote this about 30 years ago, commissioned for a Welsh folk dance teaching recording. Mike Lease. more…

  • Casey recordings.

    This is a wonderful archive of the great Bobby Casey's work. Although the BBC doesn't seem to have used these recordings on air, at least they didn't destroy them ... I wonder if they have any other recordings hanging around by superb but under-recorded ... more…

  • Re: End of the year roundup from The Session

    In defence of the much-reviled Kesh ... [!] - Hey, c'mon people, leave the poor old Kesh to quietly simmer away doing its thing ... its a great little easy-ish teaching tune, and dancers in ceilidhs love it ... if you're that frustrated with it, why not d... more…

  • The Sermon - Y Bregeth/

    "The Sermon" is in in fact only 96 bars long, although it is cited as being 112 bars in length in Robin Huw Bowen's "Tro Llaw", but this is incorrect. The final section is merely a repeat of section "f", with variant last couple of bars. I think the formu... more…