NEW: ‘THE SLOW SESSION’ Thursday 22nd June 9:00pm

Strathmore Bar

795 Maryhill Road


G20 7TL 

Since 2013 we have been running a Very Slow Session in various pubs and cafes, to encourage early-stage players of all instruments to play together  informally in a public space.

Some folks have been coming to these sessions and are beginning to feel confident with the sixty or so tunes that are played regularly.  They feel they could take the pace of playing ‘up a notch’.

This Thursday (22nd June), starting at 9.00pm, there will be a tutor-led ‘Slow Session’ (ie slighty FASTER than the VSS) at Strathmore Bar, Maryhill.

This is a wee trial to see if enough people would like to try and raise their hard-won skills to the next level, adding a few newer tunes as well as all the old favourites and to see if we like the Strathmore and they like us. 

Hope to see you 8.45-ish to get set up, this Thursday.   The VERY SLOW Session will of course, continue in its established form on alternate Tuesdays.

Next Very Slow Session at CAFE SIEMPRE - 27th June

Session starts 7.30- 9.30pm
Cafe Siempre (162 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow,  G11 6XE)

Delighted to continue in our fantastic new venue for our Very Slow Session at the wonderful Cafe Siempre!  

All material on Very Slow Session Sound Files, Chords and Music pages.  Tip for newcomers: take notes of the tunes you hear and work on them between sessions.  You'll soon recognise them.

Remember! Check sheet music pages for tablature suitable for mandolin and banjo... Cafe Siempre Very Slow Sessions usually 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (always check here or Facebook) 

\Early Bird (Alternate Tuesday) BEFORE the session  7:00pm-7:30pm


NEXT Early Bird: tbc 

 See 'Sound files', 'Chords' and 'Music' 

Note: Everyone welcome, especially EARLY STAGE PLAYERS of ALL INSTRUMENTS . We have a standard repertoire of tunes we  play regularly at the Very Slow Session.  Come and learn a new tune!


 All sheet music, fingering, chords, sound files, mandolin/banjo tab available on VSS pages