Old Timey Session
The Newport Old Timey Session is a fun way to learn old-time and bluegrass tunes and songs - and meet a bunch of people who like this stuff as much as you!
It runs on a few principles that make it different from a standard old-time session:
Musicians, of all ages, are welcome, whether experienced or just starting out
The session consists of two parts: the first hour focusses on supported learning of tunes/songs; the second hour is a fun jam session
Written music is provided for the supported learning; in the jam session people are free to use sheet music or not
Any musical instrument is welcome, but the focus is on traditional string band instruments, e.g. fiddle, guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass, washboard...etc.
The repertoire is based on traditional old-time and bluegrass dance tunes and songs
Bruce has been a member of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club for over 12 years.
He plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and a smattering of dobro.
Originally hailing from the Deep North of Canada, Noel Landry has been a Newport local for 10 years. A passionate flatpick guitar player and occasional yodeller, he prefers to live life in the keys of G and C exclusively.