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Traditional Irish Sessions at Molly Maguire's

Fans of Irish music should check out Molly Maguire's the first Sunday of every month for Traditional Irish Sessions with "Kane and Beatty".

Kane and Beatty's Terry Kane describes the sessions:
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The session is lead by my duo "Kane and Beatty." I play mandolin and guitar. John Beatty plays flute, whistle, bodhrán, and bazouki, and guitar. "Kane and Beatty" gigs usually consist of songs played with Irish tunes. But the session is mainly just Irish tunes with an occasional song. We are looking for local musicians who want to learn Irish tunes to join us. Usually there is a group of 5 or 6 musicians. Last Sunday we had a whistle player from Lancaster, an uilleann piper and fiddler from Souderton, another uilleann piper and singer from Easton and a singer from Philadelphia. Along with John and me that made 8 musicians all jamming on Irish tunes. It made for some great music. There is no sound system so people can relax and eat their dinner with great music in the background but no loud sound system making them have to scream to be heard. You do not have to be a professional to join us. Beginners can ask us to play tunes they are learning and intermediate players can sit in and join us.

The whole idea is to enjoy the wonderful authentic pub atmosphere that Molly Maguire's provides with the music you would hear in a pub in Ireland. You can bring your families because the music is fun for all ages. "Kane and Beatty" will always be there on the first Sunday of every month. The music will be different every time depending on who decides to come and join us. We have had the session for 9 months with people traveling over 60 miles one way to participate in the session but I have only seen one local musician in all that time.

We would like to get the word out to the local musicians that this is a place for them to enjoy and explore their interest in Irish music. The sessions are going to be once a month on the first Sunday from now on in hopes that we can better create a local scene for Irish traditional music. Along with local musicians we are also looking for local people that love to listen to Irish music.
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The sessions are held on the first Sunday of every month from 4:30-8:30pm. For more information, visit kaneandbeatty.com.

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