Celtic Jam

A celtic jam session is an informal get-together to socialise and share music with others, crossing all social and demographic boundaries. No sheet music or music stands needed, musicians simply come together and learn tunes from each other. It’s a popular custom that has stood the test of time.

Celtic Jam continues this tradition. We’re a  diverse group of instrumentalists who meet each Wednesday night  to play and share tunes we love, all by ear.  And true to our Australian melting-pot culture, these tunes come from Ireland, Scotland, Australia, eastern Canada, Sweden… the Celtic world is incredibly diverse.

Celtic Jam Slow Session, Blackburn North (Melbourne, Australia)

Every Wednesday evening, 7:30pm – 9pm, Introductory Session 6:30pm – 7:30pm,

NB: no intro session (6:30pm) June 19 & 26, July 24, October 23 & 30, November 6 2024. 7:30pm session as usual

A weekly easy-going session open to all interested celtic or prospective celtic players!  Find us at Blackburn North Neighbourhood House (formerly Koonung Cottage), 109 Koonung Rd, Blackburn.  Starts back Wednesday January 17 2024.  Cost: $4 pp (venue fee)

There is an introductory session at 6:30pm each week where we will learn a tune from our common repertoire slowly by ear.  This is an opportunity for new players to get some basics in order to join the regular jam.  Come just for the first hour, or stay the whole evening.

We are a very friendly group of players who love celtic tunes played not fast!  We usually learn a tune each session from one of our members or guest artist,  and play through our common repertoire.  Ear learning is encouraged, but we also provide  sheet music.  We’d love to see you there!

Email  judy.quasitrad@icloud.com for more information.

Our next gigs are:

Sunday January 21, 12pm, – 12:45pm Torquay Cowrie Market, North Stage
Saturday February 17, 9:30am – 11:30am, Carlton Nth Farmers’ Market
Saturday April 20, 9:30am – 11:30am, Carlton Nth Farmers’ Market
Saturday May 18, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Mont Albert Village Plaza, Hamilton St, Mont Albert
Saturday May 25, 10am – 12pm, Carlton Nth Farmers’ Market

Celtic Jam Online

These sessions took place when we were unable to meet up in person in Melbourne. Here’s hoping we’ve moved past the need to move online, but if it happens again the sessions will run again.  We enjoyed learning tunes from a range of international and Australian artists, both big names and local heroes.  Get in touch to be added to the session mailing list, if you’d like to join in any future ones. 

Liz Carroll