Wed Jan 31 2018

Traditional Irish Music Session

The Gables
Doors 9:30 pm - Admission: FREE


The Gables has had a rich history of traditional Irish music sessions in the

city of Cork for almost four decades.The Gables has been the recipient of

many awards including Oireachtas na Gaelige music award for pub session.

The walls are lined with framed posters from past Cork Folk Festivals, the

history of the music of a city, with some

featured names of those appearing having played the Gables on many

occasions. The session has been visited by travelling musicians from far

and wide with many diverse cultures. They have been tutored in all forms of music, classical, jazz, folk and blues but in some way all are drawn to the

allure of traditional Irish music. They are drawn to the allure of the session.

The way in which a group of musicians can gather, some having met only for

the first time, pick a set of random tunes and yet all know exactly when to

start, change and stop, all in perfect unison. Yes the phenomena of the

musical gathering that it ‘the session’.

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