Well, the Folk Music Sunday was rained out, but today it is beautiful and dry and tonight’s event is indoors anyway. Every other week on Tuesday there is a Celtic session at the Washington Street Irish Pub in Bay City (7-10PM or thereabouts). Tonight is the night, at least if you’re reading this on June 8th.
For those who have not encountered them before, sessions are a relatively informal gathering of musicians to swap tunes and occasionally songs. If you’re interested in this sort of music, it’s a fine way to get out and hear local (and occasionally visiting) players, with the only expense being buying a drink or two so the bartender doesn’t give you the evil eye.
If you play or are interested in playing, the Washington Street session is a nice and friendly. When we’ve been there the tunes have been a mixture of Celtic (mostly Irish) and American old-time tunes. Tunes are started in a round-robin fashion, so everybody playing gets to start a few tunes each night.
We meant to take pictures to post here two weeks ago, maybe we’ll remember to do so tonight!