Music Sessions

CeilidhSoc runs a folk music session every Wednesday evening during term time, 8pm till around 10:30pm, at The Doctor’s Orders, 412 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JD.

Our 2019 sessions start again from Wednesday 6th February 2019.

All abilities, confidence and experience levels are welcome, and especially new students. If you’ve never done folk music before, that’s totally fine – we’re a friendly bunch and the pace will depend totally on who’s around, so you won’t be left behind!

Get the tunes: Thirty CeilidhSoc Favourites

We’ve created our CeilidhSoc Favourites tune book to help newcomers join in quickly.  We’ve included a range of tunes we love to play.  If you learn any of these, you’ll be off to a great start.  The book includes a rough guide to our sessions and what to expect.

Last updated 24 October 2018

CeilidhSoc music workshops

We will be organising some music workshops as soon as possible.  We’re currently looking for a suitable venue, and we’ll post further updates here on a weekly basis.

Links to other tune sources online

  • ABC Notation. A huge, searchable database of folk music, plus tutorials on how to learn ABC (a super useful, folk-orientated, text-based notation system).
  • The Session. A long-standing community website dedicated to Irish traditional music.
  • Folk Tune Finder. Another database of folk music, with some amazing search filters.  Find a tune by playing a phrase into a keyboard!