The Star, Fishponds -Trad Night Cap with Wesley and friends
Players session by myself and Tricia (Co. Clare) with a guest player on rotation. Irish Trad. with emphasis on varied tunes, not just a reel- bashing session.
Very friendly, inclusive Irish owned and run bar. Can be rowdy but not lary, nice corner to play in with lovely homemade ales and classy Guiness, too.
We start playing at 9:00pm but the bar is usually too busy for an open session until after 10:30. So you may have to wait to sit down until then. We try to finish up by midnight with a slow air.
Re: The Star, Fishponds
Session is only open from 10:00 with a singaround of Irish ballads beforehand. Everyone welcome to this, especially if you want to bring elders to sing (or singalong to) old songs. Lovely atmosphere when we get a few joining in with singing and many come from around Bristol, especially to hear.
Later tunes can be to v high standard but speak to me when you come in and if you’re a beginner, you’ll get a chance to play at your pace. Bean an tí is usually me, so I’ll sort out anyone drowning others or taking over :D
STP PRESS: Session not on this Friday, 10th May 2019 but on all through June. We have a fortnight gap in July for second and third week but then back on again. Let me know if you’re visiting from out of town and you’ll be made most welcome. Wes.