Bagels, Burritos and Tunes, Oh My!

When I first started going to sessions, it was hard to imagine what it would be like to actually host one. To be the person in charge, who organizes it, sets the tone and somehow gets musicians to show up. It all seemed a bit overwhelming at the time. Let’s face it, if you’re a player, you just show up with your instrument, play your favorite tunes, enjoy a pint, some conversation and call it a night. But when you’re a host, it’s a slightly different experience.

Last night I hosted the first of a weekly session at Bagitos, a bagel and burrito restaurant in Montpelier. It was probably the most fun I’ve had hosting a session, though I’ve really only hosted a few. Although this is a new restaurant and was the first Irish session there, it went off without hitch.

As you can see from the picture we all sat around the table, enjoyed some delicious burritos, drank some thirst quenching pints and played some great music. There was a moment when I looked around the table and was so touched to see all these amazing musicians that came down to play.

The session takes place every Tuesday from 5:30-8pm at Bagitos on 28 Main Street in Montpelier. Come down early and eat some bagels and burritos and stay for some Irish tunes. Hope to see you there!

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7 Responses to Bagels, Burritos and Tunes, Oh My!

  1. […] spend their summer vacation, so it is no surprise to me that only four of us showed up at the session at Bagitos this week. Though it was a small session, the essence of the music carried through as we played our […]

  2. […] was reminded myself this weekend at the session at Bagitos when just about every top-notch player I know showed up to share some tunes. Tunes were played with […]

  3. […] concert and a workshop on Irish music. During his short stint here, he shared tunes with us at the session at Bagitos and at a post-concert session at the school-house where he performed. As I was sitting near him at […]

  4. […] at the session at Bagitos, we talked about this a little in between tunes and a flute player and teacher who was visiting, […]

  5. […] you’re not versed in Irish music and you happen to stumble into a place like Bagitos on a Saturday afternoon when the place is filled with musicians, you might not know exactly what […]

  6. […] your day at 10am with an Irish music workshop (see details below) from FullSet, then hit the Bagitos session in Montpelier from 2-5pm, and then at 7:30pm FullSet, will take the stage at the Barre Opera House on Saturday […]

  7. […] you’re not versed in Irish music and you happen to stumble into a place like Bagitos on a Saturday afternoon when the place is filled with musicians, you might not know exactly what […]

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