Third-Sunday-of-the-month Celtic Slow Session
You're invited to the Santa Cruz Celtic Slow Session, a free get-together every third Sunday of the month from 2-4pm, where you can enjoy playing and learning jigs, reels, slides, hornpipes, polkas, mazurkas, and slow airs at slow to moderate speeds with a great group of people of all ages and skill levels. We're currently meeting at "The Buttery" bakery and cafe.
"Foinn Session" tunebooks of 116 tunes commonly played at the sessions are sold at the 3rd-Sunday sessions for $15, and you can now download and print the 1006-tune "King Street Sessions Tunebook" for free -- many thanks to Michael Long for putting the book together and now putting it online as well! Of course you can also always play by ear or look on with someone else. Guitars, fiddles, and mandolins are the most common instruments, but you'll also find pennywhistles, flutes, concertinas/accordions, bodhrans, and sometimes even bagpipes, cello, or harp.
Some months we've played out on The Buttery's patio -- you can see two photos of this in a blog entry of Nick's -- and then other months we've been playing upstairs in an office, which you can see in two photos here. Basically, if you don't see anyone on the patio, go up the stairs on the left outside wall of the Buttery, and you'll find us in a room down the hall on the left.
You can also join the Santa Cruz Celtic Slow Sessions announcement mailing list to receive monthly email reminders for the slow and moderate/intermediate-speed sessions, along with occasional pertinent notices:
For Facebook users, there's also a Santa Cruz Celtic Slow Sessions Facebook group you can join.
For Google+ users, there's also a Santa Cruz Celtic Slow Sessions Google+ page.