The good session etiquette
This page covers some basic do's and
don'ts about going to play at sessions. You don't need Gloria
If you're a musician:
- Try to get a feel for the
- Find out what the local customs
are. And respect them!
- Show a bit of humility.
- Ask if it's cool to sit down and
have a tune.
- Practise common courtesy. Not so
common as you might think
- Monopolise a session. Listen to
what other people are playing and enjoy it. It's the best
way to hear new tunes, songs etc.
- Blatter away on Bodhran, Fiddle,
Whistle, Guitar etc if a singer wants to sing
unaccompanied. If in doubt ask!
- Exceed the bounds of common
courtesy. Not so common
If you're listening:
- Try to keep the noise down.
- Try to be attentive to what is
- Observe common
- Leap about and bawl and shout
- Hassle musicians and singers for
requests. People who are playing in a session for
pleasure are in no way obliged to play your favourites.
- Exceed the
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