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Maher’s Irish Pub

Weekly on Thursday Nights. Hours between 7:00pm ~ 10:00pm. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Just have some knowledge of Irish seisiún tunes and able to play. Bring your instrument, or just to sit in and listen.

Maher’s Irish Pub

Come join us weekly, 7:00pm- 10:00pm, at Maher’s Irish Pub for a traditional Irish music session! Invite your friends!
BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT TO JOIN IN OR JUST SIT BACK AND LISTEN!

Re: The Dullahan (formerly Maher’s) Irish Pub

Updated the pub name. There are some published rules to this session, Sandi will make sure you receive them if you are going to play. Good people.

Re: The Dullahan (formerly Maher’s) Irish Pub

What rules? Where are they published?

Re: The Dullahan Irish Pub

Could you confirm that this session is still going? Also, do you know if there are any beginner/intermediate sessions for Scottish or Bluegrass music in the Vancouver/Portland area? I just moved to the area and play concertina, piano and mandolin. (But mandolin is a new one.) I’m not quite a beginner for Scottish music and Bluegrass music, but have played in sessions for the last couple years that mainly used sheet music. Any ideas would be appreciated! I would love to connect with some other musicians on a regular basis, even if I have to form my own group.

Re: The Dullahan Irish Pub

Still going strong. A very welcoming session!

Re: The Dullahan Irish Pub

Hey all ~
Someone asked after the ‘rules’. These are not really ‘rules’, but more a consideration to the trad folks.
Here they are:

Standards and Etiquette of the Seisiún
Approach a Seisiún with Sensitivity and Humility. Study the Seisiún Culture. Once you’ve sat down with the group, humility and common sense go a long way. Play along on tunes you know; sit out respectfully on tunes you don’t know.
The Seisiún is not a place to learn the basics of playing your instrument. You should be able to clearly deliver musical phrases with reasonable intonation and timing.
• Use your common sense, be humble, don’t be self-serving.
• If you don’t know a tune, don’t play. Never “noodle”.
• Understand the local customs before taking out your instrument.
• The player who starts the set dictates the set – tunes and tempo. Don’t push or drag.
• Quality is far more important than speed.
• Keep your instrument in tune.
• Allow breathing time between tune sets.
• Only one guitar/bouzouki or bodhran at a time. If you don’t know a tune and its chords, don’t play.

Slainte ~ Sandi O’Regan, host.

Re: The Dullahan Irish Pub

Hope to make it (down? up? over?) there one of these days. It’s a sweet little pub.