Irish traditional music sessions are mostly informal gatherings at which people play Irish traditional music. The Irish language word for “session” is seisiún, although “session” can also refer to a singing session or a mixed session (tunes and songs).
Our October 15th session will be a full, traditional music session, featuring John Whelan, and other Comhaltas musicians. Although John grew up near London in Dunstable, England, he was raised on the fiddle and pipe music of Ireland. Dunstable has a large Irish community, and his father, Denis, was from Ireland’s County Wexford. At the age of 14, already a seasoned winner of numerous accordion championships, John recorded his first album, PRIDE OF WEXFORD. Named in honor of his father, PRIDE OF WEXFORD was no passing fancy – the album is still in print and selling steadily.
This date is free and open to all members! 2:30-4 pm, barroom will be open. Co-sponsored by the P.V. O’Donnell Branch of CCE and Irish Heritage Society of Milford.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, meaning “Society of the Musicians of Ireland”) is the primary Irish organisation dedicated to the promotion of the music, song, dance and the language of Ireland. The organisation was founded in 1951 and has promoted Irish music and culture among the Irish people and the Irish diaspora. Today it has more than 400 branches worldwide, in Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.