Celtic Jam – online and in person at Box Hill (Melbourne)

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 Online

Wednesday October 6,  7:30pm – 8:30pm.  With Irish flute hero, Kevin Crawford (USA)

You are invited to join us from any corner of Australia or beyond to learn a tune and share tunes.  Our sessions include international and Australian guest artists, themed tune nights and a light-hearted Trivia Night to end each term.  We start the 2021 sessions with guest artist, Josefina Paulson from Sweden.  Josefina is a young, leading nyckelharpa player and dancer, who is already a leading figure in the traditional Swedish music scene.

You are welcome to pop in from time to time, or join in more regularly.
Donation of $10 / $5 suggested for guest artist fees;  we want to support our great trad musicians.
Email judy.quasitrad@icloud.com to be added to the session list.

These sessions take place when we can’t meet up in person in Melbourne.  Get in touch to be added to the session mailing list.

Celtic Jam Slow Session, Wattle Park, Box Hill (Melbourne)

Starts again Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021, 7:30pm – 9pm (assuming the curfew has been lifted).
We will be meeting weekly at the rotunda in Wattle Park for the rest of the year.  BYO chair.  The session was previously held at Box Hill Arts Centre

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, 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.

Liz Carroll