a great sessopm
Sorry about that last mess, i had about three seconds to write it out and then i lost the connection.
The Corkman session reminded me of a lot of sessions in Ireland and it should as it was led by two box players from Clare. A mighty session, at least the one I attended which was the last one of the the year.
Good music, good craic, and a good meal there if you want one.
Take any tram going up Elizabeth St from CBD, get off before tram turns at Flemington Rd junction and it’s a short walk along Pelham St
Session is alive and well
This session is going strong, I found when I discovered it last week. Great fun, very friendly - thanks to all you Melbournians who I met last week, you have a great trad scene over there (I’m jealous). Cheers.
I was there in March of 2010. Great group to play with. Good musicians, good music and a really great time. Thank you to Paddy and all the other folks who were there. You made my trip.
I was there in October 2013, great session.
moved to Wed nights
as of Feb 2014, now on Wed nights at 7pm
The Corkman is up for sale - auction on 30 October 2014
Still going strong!
This sessions is still thumping along every Wednesday night from 7:00 PM, rain or shine lead by the legendary Paddy Fitzgerald who has not lost any of his music or his east Clare accent in spite of living in Melbourne for over 50 years! This is the closest thing to a session in a small cosey pub in east Clare that you’re going to get this side of the equator. Fantastic music in a pub with great character and Paddy does a fantastic job at engaging with all players and singers regardless of level of ability or country of birth to participate as much as they are comfortable with. This is why weekly attendance figures range in between 20 and 30 so come early if you want a good seat.
YouTube clip from about two years ago.
Re: The Corkman
The Corkman is now closed.
Re: The Last Jar
But The Last Jar is still open! The session has migrated lock, stock, and barrel. Paddy Fitzgerald remains the very gracious and able host, and when I was there on September 7 2016, it was a terrific and very well-attended session. The room is loud, though.
Re: The Last Jar
"Social" session on first and third Tuesdays of the month run by Paul George. (Fiddle)
In a quiet upstairs room with good acoustics.
Mostly medium paced, adaptable to whoever is there.
The Last Jar
Hello … I’m visiting from overseas and would love to attend a session while I’m here. I noticed that you have sessions on both Tuesday (1st & 3rd) and Wednesday … are these open to visitors, and if so, what are the times? Thanks!
Re: The Last Jar / The Corkman / Drunken Poet
A quick update on these sessions. The Corkman Pub was demolished in late 2016 without a demolition permit. An Absolute Disgrace.
The Last Jar session also ceased some time ago - September/October 2014 (I think) as that is when we arrived in Melbourne
However the Drunken Poet still offers great music and atmosphere - Friday evenings from 6-8pm sharp.
Re: The Last Jar / The Corkman
Hi all, Chris Fitz from The Last Jar here!
There seems to be some confusion about our session, so I thought I’d clear it up. The old session from The Corkman, which we ran for 14 years until the pub’s closure, has migrated over to The Last Jar and continues on in a very lively and well-attended fashion every Wednesday night from 7pm! It’s great craic.
Paddy Fitzgerald still runs the session and is very welcoming to all, regardless of their ability. Musicians start arriving from about 6pm but whether you’re a musician or in the audience, we recommend arriving early to grab a good seat! It can get quite packed in the front bar there.
Re: The Last Jar
I’m visiting from overseas and hope to come to the session tonight. I’m presuming that the times are still the same … arrive any time after 6pm, music around 7pm (?). I was there back in Nov 2016 - Lovely session.