Promoting the Traditional Music and Song of North Antrim.
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A warm Causeway Coast welcome to Musicians visiting North Antrim.
Please note that passing musicians are always welcome at our Sessions, so if you are coming to this area and are hoping to play some music or sing a few songs with us, please do get in touch. We'd love to meet you & share some tunes, songs & crack. To see which musicians have joined us recently, visit our 'Friends'
I have been playing Scottish & Irish Traditional Music for over 40 years. I work as a professional musician, teaching Traditional Irish and Scottish Music in a number of Primary Schools during the week and Scottish Music in the Ulster-Scots Ullans Centre in Ballymoney. I also promote traditional music in the evenings, in a number of local bars, including an Irish session in Ballycastle, a Ballads & Tunes session in Bushmills & an Ulster-Scots session in Ballymoney, each week.
Local man Desi Hasson, a recently retired School Principal, also supported the Black Nun Folk Club regularly for many years and performed floor spots with Riley Piddington on many occasions.
Desie wears a number of musical hats, so as well as playing Folk and Traditional material regularly with Scad the Beggars, he also hosts monthly Garage Sessions at his home, at which he plays a full drum kit and slightly heavier musical forms shall we say are practiced, where the sound of electric instruments would be more the norm.
However, with the Beggars, he's equally at home when, either rattling the Bodhran along with a bunch of Reels ....
... or, laying down a funky Conga groove behind a singer.