First and Third Sunday of every month 2pm-5pm

Mill St. Brew Pub 555 Wellington St. Ottawa, ON

Join us for a little taste of Cape Breton in the heart of the Nation's Capital!

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The aim of Ottawa Cape Breton Session is to share the music and culture of Cape Breton Island with the National Capital area. The Sunday Pub sessions are open to anyone who enjoys the music. Sessions are primarily for the musicians to share the experience of traditional music, are open to anyone who can play the common tunes of the tradition, and are great way to learn new tunes and meet new people. Want to join in? You can! To get familiar with the Cape Breton repertoire we have practice sessions every other Sunday from 2-5pm at various locations. If you already know some of the tunes join in the first and third Sunday of each month at the Mill St. Brew Pub (555 Wellington St.) Sessions are led by Aylene, or sometime other folks. This session is a mix of session and solo playing, let us know if you have something special to share with the group.

2014-07-17

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There will be some changes to the summer schedule coming up, so keep an eye on this website for the latest information!

July 19 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm  Mill St. Brew Pub Open jam session focusing on Cape Breton, Scottish and Glengarry tunes. Bring an instrument, or come and share a song with us. Or just come and enjoy the tunes and meet friends new and old. 

July 26 —House Session: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Volunteers Needed!

July 26 —Reel Slooow Jam: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Gary Palmer at 138Chimo Dr. Kanata. Queensway 417 to Kanata, exit at Castlefrank on left at the light. Turn left on Katimavik. Turn right on Chimo, 2nd driveway on the left. Park in driveway or next door at 140 ChimoGoogle Map  Phone: 613-591-0919  BYOB   The Reel Slooow Jam is aimed at those who are new to playing fiddle (or piano or guitar) and who would like to learn Cape Breton tunes. We'll focus on tunes such as airs and waltzes, as well as playing jigs and reels from the session repertoire but at a slower learning pace with more time for those who don't read music to learn by ear.

July 31-Aug 1 Glengarry Highland Games: This year's guest fiddler is Cape Breton's Wendy MacIsaac
 

Fiddle Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Friday 2:00-5:00 pm Arena Hall "Youth Fiddlers' Showcase
Friday 3:40-4:10 pm Metcalfe Centre Wendy MacIssac
Friday 5:00-5:20 pm Arena Hall Wendy MacIssac
Friday 5:30-6:00 pm Arena Hall Glengarry Massed Fiddlers warm up
Friday 6:30 pm On main stage Glengarry Massed Fiddlers
Saturday 9:30 am Arena Hall Fiddle Workshop with Wendy MacIssac
Saturday 10:30 am Arena Hall Fiddle Workshop with Wendy MacIssac
Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm Arena Hall Fiddle Ceilidh with Wendy MacIssac
Saturday 4:30-5:00 pm Arena Hall Glengarry Massed Fiddlers
For more information on Scottish Fiddle events contact; Ian R. MacLeod 613-525-4096 macleodfiddlers@gmail.com

Aug 2 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm  Today's session is cancelled both because it's a long weekend and because we'll all be exhausted after two days of fiddling at the Glengarry Highland Games.  

August 9 —House Session: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Volunteers Needed!

Aug 16 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm  Today's session is cancelled as the brew pub is booked for a private event. Stay tuned for other session options....  

August 23 —House Session: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Volunteers Needed!

August 30 —Fifth Sunday: 2pm-5pm TBA

Sep 6 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm  Today's session is cancelled for the Labour Day weekend.   

Sep 13  —House Session: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Volunteers Needed!

Sep 20 —Pub Session: 2pm-5pm  Mill St. Brew Pub Open jam session focusing on Cape Breton, Scottish and Glengarry tunes. Bring an instrument, or come and share a song with us. Or just come and enjoy the tunes and meet friends new and old. 

Sep 27 —House Session: 2pm-5pm Hosted by Volunteers Needed!

How to Host a House Session 

All you need is a space big enough to put 6-8 fiddlers in, some chairs without arms, and a willingness to listen to the same tune played over and over again as we practice. If you have a piano let us know, otherwise we'll bring our own keyboard. We can also bring folding chairs. Sessions are BYOB but usually the hosts provide some non-alcoholic beverages and a little something for snack time. Interested? Talk to Aylene or Beth or send an email to cbsession@cbsession.com 
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