ITM Tune-Learning Tutor

Welcome to Slowplayers.org!

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Slowplayers.org is about Craic agus Ceol — Fun and Music!   Slow players are dedicated people from all over the world who work on learning to play traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Galicia, England and beyond — that is, Irish Traditional Music (ITM).  It is community music, played for dancers, and played in a group setting.  Over many generations ITM evolved from dance music into what’s called session music — community music played at a house or in a pub with or without dancers. I designed this website to help devotees develop a wider repertoire of session tunes by presenting some of the most commonly played session tunes at a slower tempo than you’d find at a full-on session.  Call it a “learning session” or a “slow session” and it’ll still be a whole lot of fun!

Support this Project: please consider supporting this website with a paypal contribution — using the button in the upper-right side of the page.  Thank You! 

Support Your Community: If you love this music (even a little) please take the time to support it in your community. Play the music whenever you can, and go see those who play it well!  

The Kansas City Slow Sessions Celtic circle-knot

We have a learning session in Kansas City, which was my inspiration for revamping Michael Duffy’s original slowplayers.org website. For more general information about what we offer click here.   For the current learning session agenda, click here. For more information about The Kansas City School of Irish Music click here. For a brief history of the website Slowplayers.org click here.

 


This web page was created for the sole purpose of passing on the playing of traditional Irish music free to everyone.

The information on this site is under copyright protection.  I own all intellectual property rights in and to this site & its content.

© 2014 Slowplayers.org

Any redistribution of this material for profit is illegal, strictly prohibited, and seriously frowned upon. 


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8 Comments

  • Posted August 9, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Eddie, you are helpful to us slowplayers at every turn and this website is another example. You give direction and resources that make it possible to step into Irish and get started. This site pulls it all together. You are incredibly dedicated to giving us the launch we need – thank you for all you do for us!!!

  • Gordon Bearss
    Posted June 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    How very usefull. For learning tunes or having
    a list of titles or sound files to help come up
    with the next tune to play at a session. I am going
    to learn “Christmas Eve” tonight.

  • Sabrina Hubert
    Posted May 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your inspiration and all your efforts! And thanks for your patience with us “newbies”. We’ll get there with your instruction.

  • Jim Windels
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Good job Eddie! Thanks for all the hard work.

  • Donna Brown
    Posted May 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    This is a truly amazing site. All the stories are terrific. These are wonderfully clear recordings too! Many thanks for your hard work and attention to detail.

  • Colleen aka "Nicki Joy's Mom"
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Nice job, sir. This feels inspiring by making play accessible.

  • Maria Morton
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Great resource! Thanks, 40-Coats!

  • Colleen Kennedy
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I love this site!!! Full of great information! Thank you.

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