Folk Music Sessions at the Bankfoot Inn
What is a session?
There is no strict definition of a "session". They are essentially dynamic and organic informal music and social events. They provide an opportunity for traditional musicians and singers to swap ideas, to learn new tunes and songs, to blether, to play and sing together, and to welcome other musicians, singers and all into the fold.
The Bankfoot Inn hosts open sessions for musicians every Wednesday evening. They start at about 8pm and go on for a few hours. There's no agenda and no rules, only that it is an acoustic session. Sometimes traditional folk music is played, other times contemporary. Everyone gets their turn and all abilities are welcome.
Sessions are inclusive they do not have "artists and audience", everyone is a participant. Sessions are not concerts or "gigs" (which are usually formal and amplified performances). A session is not a performance; it is a social event with music and song in which everyone can participate. Sessions give visitors to Scotland an authentic experience of Scotlands indigenous musical culture.
Why not spend an evening in relaxed company listening to music and song. Participants can take it in turns to play, sing, tell ballads, or just join in. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it along.