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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

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... thank you!

... if possible, please donate via Paypal 'friends & family' to (avoids Paypal's big 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 tunes, played faster:  Cooleys Reel & Maid Behind the Bar.
Irish session tunes - PDFs
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