Monday, November 12, 2007

Chilean irish sessions et al.

Sessions are part of the folk music traditions partially hidden in the chilean cities.... For the old time/irish sessions. Most of them start a house gatherings and some move to restaurants and bars..... For example Jazz and folk irish sessions are found at Club de Jazz de Santiago, Avda. Macul 85, Santiago, Ñuñoa, Chile Telephone: 56-2-2742997
Submitted on February 6th 2006 by Vivienne.
"We meet every third Saturday of the month at the Club de Jazz de Santiago from 7 PM to 9 PM.Music played: traditional Irish music, basically jigs, reels and polkas.Level: Intermediate.Dancers are welcome - there is a dance board.The session is open, however there is a group of six core musicians.Instruments played: Uillean pipes, tin whistle, fiddle, bodhran, Irish flute, acustic guitar, mandolin ocasionally.All musicians interested in Irish Traditional Music are welcome. Please know your tunes by heart. A list of most frequently played tunes will be posted in the Club de Jazz website the week before.Anybody interested in being part of a mailing list should contact " .
# Posted on February 6th 2006 by Vivienne
Also, there is a fellow who is trying to collate information on trad sessions for Chile on the following page:
Now, what would look like a good session by banda celtamericana during their last tour in Dublin