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Mal Lloyd
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February update
Steve and Robyn taught a great tune last Wednesday - a four part hornpipe, Murphy's Hornpipe. There's a bit to learn in it but it's going to rollick along nicely.   PLEASE NOTE: There will be no early class tomorrow (25th Feb) as Steve has a gig commitmen...
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Wednesday 4th February - The Boy in the Gap
It was great to be back playing again last night.  Thank you to Steve and Robyn for the lively three part reel "The Boy in the Gap".  This goes well with a tune that we learned previously "The Boy in the Boat". We assume that somehow the boy fell out of the...
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Tunes Class resumes after the New Year break
Hooray! It's February so the tunes class will resume this Wednesday, 4th. This week we will start at 7pm with no early slow class. Everybody is welcome but be aware that we may be proceeding a little briskly. See you there!
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Fun at Woodford
What a great crowd of dancers braved the heat and humidity to join us for the Woodford ceili. The dance hall was packed! We had great fun playing, they appeared to have fun dancing, and we enjoyed watching the mayhem with those dancers that couldn't tell ...
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Ready for Woodford
That's it for the year as far as classes go folks.  We're all practiced up ready for the ceili at Woodford Folk Festival.  Come along and dance to our tunes in the Dance Hall on Monday 29th December at 9.00pm.   Classes will resume on 4th February as many o...
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New class format and preparing for Woodford
Last week we changed the format of the Wednesday evening classes and practice. The session now starts at 6:15pm with teaching done at a slower rate, more suitable for players new to Irish music. At about 7:00pm the pace picks up for the more seasoned play...
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Tune learning, ceili set practice, and session playing have all been continuing as usual, although several members, including the editor of this blog, have been away at various times.  Perhaps not surprisingly the majority visited Ireland to experience the ...
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After a few busy weeks including the Maleny Music Weekend and Neurum Creek Music Festival the tunes class is relaxing back to our routine.  Last week we concentrated on some tunes that we learned a while back but hadn't been playing.  This week we learned a...
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At the Winter School a couple of tutors taught new tunes by playing them over and over at varying speeds until everybody had picked them up.  Last week Steve trialled that method when teaching two hornpipes, Hills of Tara and Glenbeigh.  It worked quite wel...
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Thanks to Steve we now have another fine reel in our collection - The Killavil Fancy.  The ceili sets for this coming Saturday's fun at the Maleny Community Centre are practiced and rocking along.  We can't wait, it's going to be a brilliant weekend!
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