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!
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.
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