Click on the picture to see more photos from a typical Sunday at the cottage
Every Sunday morning from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, the House of Ireland offers a free introductory Irish session music class at the House of Ireland Cottage in Balboa Park, San Diego.
The house is located just south of the Organ Pavillion and north of the Aerospace Museum, among the House of Pacific Relations, a group of cottages representing many countries.
All players of all levels are welcome to participate.
The afternoon activities, which take place from noon to 4:00 (noon to 2:00 and 3:00 to 4:00 from March through October) at the House, change each week of the month:
1st Sunday - Advanced Irish Session
2nd Sunday - Traditional Irish Step Dancing
3rd Sunday - Intermediate/Beginning Irish Session
4th Sunday - Irish Ballad Singing
5th Sunday (if there is one) - All of the above
Click here for a map to the cottages. The House of Ireland is located across the courtyard from the House of Scotland.
I've posted a new page devoted to software programs that are useful for learning traditional Irish music:
Click Here for Michael's Traditional Irish Music Software Page
The following files are in Adobe Acrobat format. You need the Acrobat Reader to open and print them.
Last update: 7 June 2001
Paddy O'Brien Tunebook
Blarney Stone Pub Tunebook
The Field Pub Tunebook
Mooncoin Jig (Steve Glass) - MP3
Bank of Ireland (Katherine Cleary) - MP3
The Old Bush (Michael Eskin) - MP3
Toss the Feathers #1 (Michael Eskin) - MP3
Castle of Gold (Katherine Cleary) - MP3
Before the Battle of Aughrim (Steve Glass) - MP3
After the Battle of Aughrim (Michael Eskin) - MP3
Gravel Walk (Michael Eskin) - MP3
Langstrom's Pony (Steve Glass) - MP3
Roscommon Reel (Ron Steed) - MP3
Vincent Campbells Jig (Ron Steed) - MP3
Haven't been to a session? Click here for my site with several live recordings from Southern California sessions.