What is a session?

There is no strict definition of a „session”. They are essentially dynamic and organic informal music and social events. They provide an opportunity for traditional musicians and singers to swap ideas, to learn new tunes and songs, to blether, to play and sing together, and to welcome other musicians, singers and all into the fold.

Sessions are inclusive they do not have „artists and audience”, everyone is a participant. Sessions are not concerts or „gigs” (which are usually formal and amplified performances). A session is not a performance; it is a social event with music and song in which everyone can participate. Sessions give visitors to Scotland an authentic experience of Scotlands indigenous musical culture.

Source: Folk music sessions | Bankfoot Inn, Perthshire Hotel

Caledonia

 

Po ostatnim pobycie w Edynburgu i sobotniej sesji do północy w pubie Royal Oak (to stare nagranie ale ten gość z był):

 

Tym razem z cyklu „musisz to znać”, tu w wykonaniu autora:

Caledonia is a modern Scottish folk ballad written by Dougie MacLean in 1977.[1] The chorus of the song features the lyric „Caledonia, you’re calling me, and now I’m going home”,[2] the term „Caledonia” itself being a Latin word for Scotland. The song became the most popular of all MacLean’s recordings and something of an anthem for Scotland.[3] „Caledonia” has been covered by a great number of artists. (Źródło: Caledonia (song) – Wikipedia)

Dla potrzebujących nuty w tonacji C, do gry zalecany whistle low G (patrz tu):

caledonia

Źródło: Caledonia Tin Whistle Notes And Sheet Music – Irish folk songs