04 April 2020

More online sessions

Following on from Thursday's mention of an online gathering by the Sunflower Folk Club in Belfast, the Club's Facebook included on 2 Apr. three videos from past performances there - one of which is a video of William Duddy and his new Bulas dulcimer, playing Dirk Powell's 'Waterbound'.

Meanwhile, the FOAOTMAD news blog announces initiatives by Su Mo, multi-instrumental old-time musician based in Somerset, south-west England, and also webmaster for FOAOTMAD. These include online old-time jam sessions on Tuesday evenings at 8.00 p.m. (7.00 p.m. UTC), via this live stream direct link, and slow jam sessions on Sundays. A session for setting up ZOOM together was held last night (Friday 3 Apr.) at 8.00 p.m. More details are on the FOAOTMAD news blog, and you can also message Su on her Facebook page.

Update 10 Apr.: FOAOTMAD reports that Su Mo's online sessions are a great success!

Thanks to Stephen Elkins of New York's Wild Magnolia bluegrass band, who writes:

... my picking buddies and I have responded to our self-isolation with a virtual jam video of 'You could hear the whistle blow (100 miles)' that I thought y'all might like to see [...]. Hope you are staying safe and well.

Same to you, Stephen! The video can be seen above. Nine musicians are taking part - from Poland, Texas, Connecticut, and several locations in Alabama and New York.

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