July Irish session at Uptown Bill’s

Today was one of those absolutely perfect Iowa City summer days and we were lucky enough to spend a couple of felicitous hours at Uptown Bill’s.

Among the players today:  Marc (guitar, mandolin, and fiddle), Maia (fiddle), Guy (fiddle), Wendy (tin whistle), Will (fiddle), Tim (guitar), Annie (fiddle), John (guitar), Arianne (fiddle), Abram (fiddle and flute was all I saw today, I think.  Heck, Abram plays everything.), Joe (bodhran), and me (fiddle).

We played  (follow the links for sheet music):

Vincent Campbell’s 1 
and 2
Porthole of the Kelp into Paddy Fahy’s
Munro’s Rant into The Mason’s Apron into The Marquis of Tullybardine
Connaughtman’s Rambles
Swallowtail Jig into The Leg of a Duck
Pacific Slope
Cluck Old Hen
Chicago Jig into Miller’s Maggot
Granny Hold the Candle Steady While I Shave the Chicken’s Lip (yes, really)
Over the Waterfall
Bank of Ireland and Castle Kelly
Tar Road to Sligo
Kesh Jig into Have a Drink of Water
Boys of Bluehill into Harvest Home
The Morning Dew and The Peeler’s Jacket and Sheehan’s and Swinging on a Gate
Caesar’s Waltz
Feed Your Babies Onions
Kerry Polkas 1 and 2
Paddy Scanlon’s
Green Groves of Erin
The Crooked Road to Dublin
Si Bheag Si Mhor

We had some listeners today, some wee, sweet dancers, and not one but two different father/daughter guitar/fiddle pairs.

A big thank you to lovely Stephany for capturing us with her camera and wonderful Tom G who tweeted the session events all afternoon.

Uptown Bill's



Uptown Bill's








Please join us Saturday, August 6 at 4:30 for the next Irish session!

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