Pub Session - 
First and Third Sunday
of every month
2pm-5pm

House Sessions - 
Second and Fourth Sundays 2pm-5pm

GroupPhoto FacebookYouTube Twitter

About the Music

Ottawa Cape Breton Session provides an opportunity to play tunes and sets that are part of the Cape Breton traditional repertoire. Sunday afternoon pub sessions are generally at a pretty fast pace. It is mostly group/session playing with the occasional song or solo. Anyone is welcome to join in and play with the group or share a song. Sessions  are led by Aylene, or sometimes other folks. Let her, or the pianist Ellen know if you have something special to share with the group.   

Sessions are primarily for the musicians to share the experience of traditional music, are open to anyone who can play a few of the common tunes of the tradition, and are great way to learn new tunes and meet new people. Want to join in? You can! To get familiar with the Cape Breton repertoire we have house sessions every other Sunday from 2-5pm at various locations. Regular house sessions are pretty fast, new tunes are learned mostly from sheet music. The Reel Sloow Jam is a house session that is at a more moderate tempo for learning.

If you don't play, but love to hear Maritime and Cape Breton music live you're more than welcome to come down to the pub sessions and have some fun. It's always a big and friendly group of folks, a great place to meet old friends and make new ones too.

logo

CB Club

Facebook Group

Join the Club!

INFORMATION

2017-09-17



___________________

___________________

________________

CBFA Newsletter

Cape Breton Fiddler's Association Website
CBFA Registration Form

Session Schedule

Sep 23 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by TBD - may be postponed to following week, stay tuned for updates.   The Reel Slooow Jam is a gathering for those who are newish to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. The focus is on playing all the regular jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slower learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. On vise les débutant(e)s au violon (ou piano ou guitar) qui désirent apprendre le pieces de l’Isle du Cap Breton dans un millieux amical et sans pression. Plusieurs aires et valses lentes ainsi que des jigues et des reels à partir du repertoire régulier, mais à une vitesse plus lente; ceci donnera plus de temps à ceux et celles qui ne savent pas lire la musique a apprendre à l’oreil. Vérifier la page “Tunes” pour la liste le plus souvent joué au Slow Jam (“jam lent”).

Sep 23 —House Session: 2pm-5pm- Hosted by Aylene and Brian Gracie at 125 Parkhaven Ave. Queensway to Woodroffe Northbound, left on Georgina, left on Parkhaven. Parking in driveway or on street. Google Map 613-820-1535. Practice up for next week's session at Orchard Walk Retirement Residence.   BYOB This is a  practice session, slower pace for learning new tunes. Mainly aimed at those who read music or learn by ear quickly. For intermediate/advanced players.
Session à domicile:  Session à vitesse moyennement accéléré où apprender de nouveau ‘sets’ de pieces, généralement  à partir de feuilles de musique mais aussi ‘à l’oreil’. Lieu idéal pour faire l’essaie d’une  nouvelle chanson, ou pratiquer de nouvelles pieces avant de les jouer à la session au pub. C’est aussi un bon temps pour faire du ‘social’ avec des gens forts sympatiques et pour savourer des grignotines délicieuses.

Sep 30 —Community Event: 2:30pm-5pm- OCBS will be entertaining at Orchard Walk Retirement Community 1491 Manotick Station Road Greely, Ontario K4P 1P6. Google Map Please arrive between 2:30 and 2:45 to tune up and arrange chairs, concert starts at 3pm sharp. Limebank Rd. south to Mitch Owens (CR8). Left (east) on Mitch  Owens then right (south) on Manotick Station Rd. Please RSVP so we can plan the program and the number of chairs needed, a set list will be distributed to those who have signed up for the event.  RSVP  


Other Cape Breton Cultural Events
Local events for those who enjoy the music and culture of Cape Breton Island. Events listed may be sponsored by a variety of different organizations, but all have at least some Cape Breton music, or Cape Breton artists performing.

....Stay tuned.....



__________________________________________________________________
How to Host a House Session 

All you need is a space big enough to put 6-8 fiddlers in, some chairs without arms, and a willingness to listen to the same tune played over and over again as we practice. If you have a piano let us know, otherwise we'll bring our own keyboard. We can also bring folding chairs. Sessions are BYOB but usually the hosts provide some non-alcoholic beverages and a little something for snack time. Interested? Talk to Aylene or Beth or send an email to cbsession@cbsession.com 
______________________________________

Looking for fiddle lessons? The following teachers are available to teach all levels, and include Cape Breton repertoire in their teaching. Most are also available to hire for various events.

Lessons-FletcherLessons-CindyThompson
Denis Lanctot

Open Jam Sessions: 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.  Sessions are led by Aylene, or sometimes other folks. This session is a mix of session and solo playing, let us know if you have something special to share with the group. Sheet music permitted. Generally a pretty fast pace. Jam ouverte avec concentration sur les pieces de l’ile du Cap Breton, de l’Écosse et de Glengarry. Apportez un instrument ou venez partager une chanson avec nous. Ou, venez savourez la musique et notre plaisir. On ne sait jamais qui s’y présentera, mais c’est certainement toujours un groupe avec un accueil amical avec qui passer l’après-midi.

House Sessions: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month 2pm-5pm various locations. More of a practice session, slower pace for learning new tunes. Mainly aimed at those who read music or learn by ear quickly. For intermediate/advanced players. Session à domicile:  Session à vitesse moyennement accéléré où apprender de nouveau ‘sets’ de pieces, généralement  à partir de feuilles de musique mais aussi ‘à l’oreil’. Lieu idéal pour faire l’essaie d’une  nouvelle chanson, ou pratiquer de nouvelles pieces avant de les jouer à la session au pub. C’est aussi un bon temps pour faire du ‘social’ avec des gens forts sympatiques et pour savourer des grignotines délicieuses.

Reel Slooow Jams: The Reel Slooow Jam is an occasional and irregular gathering for those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. The focus is on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slow learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear. On vise les débutant(e)s au violon (ou piano ou guitar) qui désirent apprendre le pieces de l’Isle du Cap Breton dans un millieux amical et sans pression. Plusieurs aires et valses lentes ainsi que des jigues et des reels à partir du repertoire régulier, mais à une vitesse plus lente; ceci donnera plus de temps à ceux et celles qui ne savent pas lire la musique a apprendre à l’oreil. Vérifier la page “Tunes” pour la liste le plus souvent joué au Slow Jam (“jam lent”).




Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Groups

Don't worry - we NEVER share our list with other groups. We may occasionally pass along relevant information from another source but rest assured that we won't give your email address to anyone else!  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Past Issues of Newsletter

__________

Click below for the best source of musical information in Cape Breton. Listings for who is playing where and when - an indispensible year-round vacation planner!

Music Cape Breton

______________________

menu

Get ready for National Fiddle Day:

Sheet music and practice track

"Fiddle Bill" by Kelli Trottier 

Music from the Glen


 
 
 
 
IrishRadioCanada

Looking for something more Irish? Everything you need to find Irish music and culture as well as Ottawa Valley and other Celtic music in Ottawa is at

Listen to Irish/Celtic and Cape Breton music from Ottawa online at Irish Radio Canada 
Both sites contain links to various Celtic happenings in the Ottawa area. Irish Music Ottawa also has links to genealogy resources, local music teachers, also links to tune archives.