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going to a session

Posted by brian bishop on Sunday, January 17, 2010

glued in the purling on my violin and viola yesterday and will see if I can finish off the channel and blend the arching over the next few days. This viola back has been particularly troublesome. It's a one piece slab with some grain direction issues, very attractive piece of wood though so worth the effort.

Going to the local Irish session this afternoon. Looking forward to playing some tunes and seeing friends. FHO's Bob Borcherding is among the regulars and one of the people who got this session going. Great fiddler who plays several different styles and does shape note singing as well.


4 comments on “going to a session”

mudbug Says:
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @8:54:15 AM

Have fun at the jam. Good luck on your grain direction issues.

brian bishop Says:
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @5:38:50 PM

back from the session, lots of great tunes and good friends. A few came down from Grand Rapids who I had not seen for many years. A lot of people at the pub listening, eating, talking, etc., so it got kind of loud but that's what sessions can be like. Still loads of fun.
The Pub is an old Post Office but very nicely converted into a pseudo-Irish looking pub. One of the fiddlers has a very cool Maggini copy violin made by Kevin Sykes (I think) from Galway City in the west of Ireland. Another has a very nice Guarneri copy made by Geoffrey Seitz from St. Louis. Nice to see and hear nice fiddles played by great fiddlers!

BC Says:
Monday, January 18, 2010 @5:28:09 AM

That sounds like a good time. Is this jam in Lansing?

brian bishop Says:
Monday, January 18, 2010 @7:28:46 AM

Hi BC, it's at the Dublin Square Pub, 327 Abbott rd., E. Lansing, 48823. First and third sundays. I think there is something on facebook too but I've never looked at it. Try, The Lansing Irish Seisiun and something might come up. It's a nice session with a good combination of begginers, intermediate and advanced players. Pretty much strictly Irish but a good time.
Hope you can make it some time

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