Slowplayers is about Craic Agus Ceol! * Slow players are a dedicated group of people from all over the world who want to learn enjoy tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Galicia, England and beyond — that is, Irish Traditional Music (ITM); and, as this is community music, played for dances, they devote themselves to learning in a group setting. Over many generations it evolved into what’s called session music — tunes played at a house or in a pub.
I designed this website to helping people learn to play session tunes by offering the tunes at a slower tempo. It is similar to what is called a slow session.
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!
Also, if you think this website has been useful to you, please consider supporting its continuation with a contribution through paypal — using the button in the upper-right side of the page. Thanks!
We have a slow session (or learning session) in Kansas City, which was my inspiration for revamping Michael Duffy’s website. At our learning sessions in KC all instruments are welcome. For a brief history of Slowplayers.org click here. 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.
*Oh, btw, in Irish the phrase “Craic Agus Ceol” means “Conviviality and Music” or “Fun and Music” depending on who you talk to.
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