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To our Steady Speed Irish Sessions Online

Throughout the year 2020 I couldn't meet any of my students in person. So, with my partner Garry, I started the online steady speed sessions.  They allow all abilities of player a chance to join with others, to play our wonderful repertoire of traditional music. 

  18 months on, when I finally got to hear my students play live again, even I was stunned by their improvement during lockdown. 
It proved what I had always preached -

Play slower to get better, faster!

We've been asked to continue our online sessions post-lockdown - and we invite you to join in with the magic of our

 Slow Music Movement

FREE to join in (donations appreciated)
FREE audio files
FREE music pdfs

... thank you!

... or donate via Paypal 'friends & family' to (avoids Paypal's huge cut!)


playing slowly ...

* Helps you master your instrument

* Allows time to consider every note - tone, intonation, dynamics & rhythm

* Deepens your appreciation & understanding of music

Every note counts.


before each session...

* Listen & learn using the mp3 audio practice tracks below

* View the sheet music below - everything's in the correct running order!  Print if you wish.

on the night...

* A gentle stretch - each tune played once through slowly, then slightly faster second & third time

* Insights and expert technical tips for bringing the music to life

* and a warm welcome from our multinational audience

* End each session with a 'fast blast' through a tune or two.  You like a challenge! 

we promise you'll play slowly... and get better, faster!

Irish music practice mp3s
Finale: Banish Misfortune - faster (that's the speed, not the title!)
Irish session tunes - PDFs
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