Tune learning, ceili set practice, and session playing have all been continuing as usual, although several members, including the editor of this blog, have been away at various times. Perhaps not surprisingly the majority visited Ireland to experience the music at it's origins.
The experiment of learning at higher speed has been successful but we are aware that this method is not practical for newer players. In the near future we will trial starting the Wednesday evening class half an hour earlier, teaching at a slower pace for the early part of the evening then picking up speed later. We'll let you know when this begins.
The next major event on our calendar is the Woodford Folk Festival where once again the Maleny Ceili Band will play for a fun-for-all dance.