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.
Session is on the third Thursday of the month Starts at 8.30
Phone or text 07786513360 for more info
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No Friday sessions anymore? No weekly sessions? Just went in there, and they said next Tuesday was the next one.
Re: The Star Friday Trad Nightcap
This session is now over, many thanks to all the talented players and brave newcomers who have enjoyed the nights with us. We have shifted to a more mellow twice monthly schedule, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Starting at 8.30pm - open session of Irish Trad. Singers v. welcome, too. I’ll post up a new listing for the new session, too. It will also be on facebook/wessings under events. Wes
The Star, Bi-Monthly ‘Humpday’ Session
First and Third Wednesdays. Start 8:30pm
Irish Trad Open Session.
Fear an Tí Wesley Robinson with two others. Pure - drop trad; we play a good variety of tunes and airs, not just a screaming reels session. Beginners welcome and accommodated, experienced players always appreciated. Sit down with some great local and visiting players in this award winning, friendly bar and enjoy the tunes with us. Singers v. welcome and an appreciative group of listeners around from the local community, pub regulars and Irish elders, too.
Event listing also on facebook/wessings
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Next Session 15th January 2020.
Wes on Guitar, Bodhrán, Fiddle; Karen Logan Woods on Flute, Whistle, Fiddle, Katherine Mann on Flute and Whistle.