Sunday consisted mostly of playing the concertina, as my previous post attests to. At 8:00 pm I went to the Irish session at B.D. Riley's. By the end of it there were 5 fiddles, 2 flutes, a bodhran, a bazookee, and a guitar. Oh, and a concertina, I suppose. As usual I sat politely for most of it, and played only on occasion. But when I did play I played some of the new tunes I learned at camp. The Rolling Wave, Rolling in the Ryegrass, and a double shot of Kerry Polkas. I didn't screw them up too badly, either. And the really great thing was that I got a few complements. One guy said "That's a really nice sounding box. Where'd you get such a thing?" and someone else said "That was some great playing. It's about time we had a box player here at the session."
So it's not much really, but I'll take what I can get. Oh, and someone's going to e-mail me information on the UT slow sessions that are starting up soon.
Oh, and it may be of interest to someone, the very first thing I learned on the concertina was the Flying Fish Sailors version of "Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down?", painstakenly hashed out on the top of an IBM parking garage.