How music is more about relationships than notes

Music isn’t just about learning the notes, memorizing tunes or putting together set lists for performances. It’s about relationships. Relationships between musicians, relationships between the band and the audience or dancers, the relationship between you and your instrument, and the relationships between the notes. I was reminded of this the other day during rehearsal as we … More How music is more about relationships than notes

Why we love Irish music and why you should too

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone and though most people love Irish music around that time us Irish musicians enjoy it far beyond the celebration of the patron saint and here’s why: It’s rich in history Listening to Irish music makes you feel good Playing it makes you feel even better It brings people together It … More Why we love Irish music and why you should too

2013 in review

Thank you all for your continued support of both Irish music and my blog. Please feel free to write me if you have a topic you’d like me to write about or if you’d like to be a guest blogger for Session Obsession. I hope you have a safe and happy new year! I’m looking … More 2013 in review

Lessons learned

Imagine you’re asked to play the processional tune for a friend’s wedding. You’re honored and excited to do it. You diligently spend an entire week playing only that tune over and over until every note is perfect. After all, this is the most important ceremony of their lives. The wedding day arrives and you play a couple … More Lessons learned