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Music Session's Silver Jubilee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Friday, 01 March 2019 19:53

Ledbury's Prince of Wales music session will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Wednesday 13th March.  This acoustic session takes place every Wednesday evening, consisting mainly of folk and blues songs and music, but anything goes (including at various times over the last quarter century - Italian tenors, Scottish bagpipes, didgeridoos, and Abyssinian belly dancing...)

The first in this long line was on St. Patrick's Day, Thursday 17th March 1994.  They were originally held monthly but became so popular it was decided early on they should be held weekly, and Wednesday proved to be a more convenient evening.

Sessions begin around 9pm and are open to anyone who has a song, tune or poem to contribute.  They enjoy a relaxed atmosphere - aided by some of the Prince's excellent ales and cider.  The pub provides food for performers on the last Wednesday of the month.

Although one or two nearby sessions have been going for longer, this is probably unique in being held continuously at the same venue for so long - the Prince session probably deserves to be registered as a community asset!

Whether you come to sing, play or listen, this promises to be a memorable evening.

See photos from previous sessions here and here.