South Jersey Irish Seisiun
Where: Our former session home was The Treehouse Coffee Shop in Audubon, which closed during the pandemic. We currently meet at our living room in Voorhees, NJ. The session is hybrid and is also carried on Zoom. Email Kathy (kathy(at)harpagency.com) to get on our list.
When: Every Thursday night from 7:30-9:30pm.
Dennis and Kathy have been anchoring a traditional Irish music session for a number of years with a small group of friends. It has grown over the years and there's a friendly mixed-age group of musicians who regularly attend. Newcomers are welcome. The only requirement is a love of, knowledge of, and respect for Traditional Irish music. After 14 years at the 3 Beans in Haddonfield, we moved our session to the Treehouse Coffee Shop, which unfortunately closed during the pandemic. We are currently meeting privately at our house. Get on our email list (contact kathy(at)harpagency.com) to get the Zoom ID and weekly email.
What Tunes Do You Play?
It's a regular session so you'll hear mostly reels and jigs, but you'll hear polkas and slides and an occasional hornpipe. Check out our page Dennis' Tunes, which has a list of tunes you're likely to hear on any given Thursday. An Irish session is not a "jam", so if you'd like to participate but have only been to a "jam," you might want to participate via Zoom until you have enough repertoire to participate on-site!
What Instruments Do You Play?
The predominant instruments at our session are fiddles, naturally, but we have a heavy flute and tinwhistle contingent thanks to Dennis. Kathy always has a harp as well and other harpers do come by but there are accordions and bodhrans and a guitar or two. Please, no Middle Eastern drums (which are great for Middle Eastern music but not Irish music), tubas or double basses! You get the idea!