Sun Feb 11 2018
Traditional Irish Music Session
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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