Irish music session Jan. 18 in Rome

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Craobh Dugan O’Looney, the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, will hold its next traditional Irish music session from 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Copper City Brewery, 1111 Oneida St. in Rome.

The session is free, and musicians who are interested in playing Irish Traditional Music and play instruments such as fiddle, whistle, flute, accordion, mandolin and tenor banjo, are invited to play.   

Spectators are encouraged to come and listen and enjoy an evening of traditional music.  Sessions have a long history in Irish Traditional Music, going back more than 75 years.   They are usually held in public houses and have a format that includes musicians playing sets of standard Irish tunes in the traditional manner.   Singers are usually present as well and songs are generally presented acapella.  

Craobh Dugan O’Looney was established in 1978 for the purpose of promotion Irish music, dance and language in the Utica-Rome Area.  

More information can be found on the group’s website uticairish.org. New members are encouraged to join the group and one does not have to be a musician to become a member.

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