The Boat Inn

Jackfield, Telford, Shropshire, England

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Traditional Irish Music Sessions

We meet at The Boat Inn, every Thursday night from about 8:30pm.
We play Traditional Irish music, and often have the odd song…..
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The Boat Sessions have been going for over 15 years come hell or high water (actually if we get high water we move up to the top of the hill !).

Everyone is welcome from listener, thru beginner to expert. If you want to learn we also offer lessons for most popular Irish Trad instruments.

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Boat Inn Session

I’ve been to Boat couple of times in the last six weeks or so - while working in Telford
Very established session, with some founder members still playing regularily. Friendly pub with nice ales, and high standard of playing - mainly tunes reels / jigs / hornpipes with just a couple of songs. Can get very busy and not easiest pub layout for session, but had a good time on both visits - the pub does very reasonable B&B so you don’t even have to travel afterwards !
Will certainly revisit when I’m in the area

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Still Going

This session is still going strong in October 2006. Another year and it will have been going 20 years. The number of musicians varies from 5 to 15. Mainly traditional irish but players of other traditions are welcome. Starts from 8pm

Too many players?

I’ve been a few times when in the area and have usually found it disappointing. I find the atmosphere inhibiting.
Maybe the problem is there is no one strong and musical player to guide it and too many players.

Still Going

I visited this session last week and found it still going strong, and very friendly and welcoming. Tunes were great!

Re: The Boat Inn

Yes, still going every Thursday