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Tuesday Morning Class from 9.30am

We meet at Folk Hall Portishead BS20 6PR - otherwise this class will be via Zoom 

There is a restriction on numbers at the hall so to ensure a place please pre-book by emailing - jillyelliot@gmail.com  

We are currently operating via Zoom and will do so until at least the end of March 2021

When are operating via Zoom

Please e mail Jill jillyelliot@gmail.com for the link - it is the same each week for any class or session - please arrive in the waiting room  5-10 minutes early

9.30am-10.30am - learn a new tune/revise previous week's tune

10.45am-11.45am - session of tunes we have been learning with Jill will leading.

The fee for the whole morning is 10 - or if you just want to join for the session, it is 5 

In the session choose a tune from the Highly Strung Band favourites and new tunes we are learning.  Play along with Jill and take the opportunity to add your own harmony parts or variation without feeling the constraints of playing live in a group.


When we are at the hall
We can't dance at the moment, so I'm using my hall booking for music groups.   Tuesday is now a teaching session from 9.30-10.30 followed by a session of tunes until 11.30am for which the fee is 10 per person.   I am limiting the number of attendees to 15 and priority will be given to those who wish to come for the whole session.  

The second hour will be dedicated to playing tunes, and providing the maximum of 15 has not been reached, other players can arrive at 10.30 and pay 5 for this session.  


Autumn Term 2020 - September - December



Tuesday 8th September All in a Garden Green and Harmony
Tuesday 15th September Learn at home this week's warm up tune Harvest Home.  In the class we learned Gentle Maiden  and the harmony 
Tuesday 22nd September New tune we will learn by ear High Reel - Irish reel - 
Tuesday 29th September New tune - Alisdair J Sim - (Willie Taylor)
Tuesday 6th October New Tune - this time from Somerset - Henry Cave's Hornpipe as passed on by John Dipper summer 2006 - for traditional English music search for Chris Wood, Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron.
Tuesday 13th October Julia Delaney - Irish Reel 
Tuesday 20th October 2nd half Julia Delaney.  New tune to learn by ear at the group Old Joe's Jig - Irish Jig
Tuesday 27th October Pride of Petravore (Eileen Og), An Comhra Don - two of the tunes to be played at the virtual ceili on Saturday 
Saturday 31st October  Join Maggie Daniel and the Perfect Cure Ceili Band for our Halloween Ceili - Click here for dances to be called with instructions and a list of tunes for musicians to join in too.
Tuesday 3rd November Ned O'Connor, Prowling Fox (Irish Polkas)
Tuesday 10th November New Tune Mc Hugh's (Irish Jig), House in the Glen (Irish Jig)
Tuesday 17th November Captain Bing (polka), Green Castle (hornpipe)
Tuesday 24th November Legacy (Irish jig)
Tuesday 1st December St. Andrew's Day was yesterday - surprise new tune to go with Kelso accordion and Fiddle Club and prepare your favourite Scottish tunes for the session at 10.45
Tuesday 8th December  
Tuesday 15th December