Colin Falconer

PLAY-ALONG SESSIONS

The best way for you to put your newly learnt skills to use is by playing along with other musicians.

There are regular sessions held in Adelaide, and you’ll always be welcomed to play.  In most cases the standard isn’t very high and you’ll have little difficulty fitting in.  Most of these sessions are for guitarists and singers, but I've also added in the ukulele and violin sessions.

            

Here's the list of regular play-along sessions  in Adelaide, South Australia.. Please contact me if you have any additions or know that a particular session is no longer running, so I can keep this listing up-to-date

DAY

VENUE

ADDRESS

TIMES

STYLES

GENERAL

Monday

Hillbilly Hoot

38 Nelson St.  Stepney

8 - 9 pm

Country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Old timey

This session is broadcast live on the 3D radio station. So you can become a radio star.  Great fun.

Mondays

Adelaide hills ukulele group (AHUG)

Ink Pot Arts’ Creative Hub (upstairs in the Mount Barker Town Hall, 34-38 Gawler Street.)

Beginners (I) 5.30-6.30pm; Beginners (II) 6.45-7.45pm and Intermediate 8-9pm,

strum and sing along

Any uke club is good fun, and this one is no exception

Monday

Irish Club  

11 Carrington St. Adelaide

8 – 10pm

Celtic music  Not really a regular  play-along session.  It's more a rehearsal group for monthly dances, but if you're just starting to play Celtic you can learn a lot.

  Only session with an entry fee.

Monday

Grace Emily hotel  

see article

The Grace

Weymouth St. Adelaide

8pm – 2am

Mainly Rock, Country and Blues, but caters to all styles.   

This is a chalk board gig.    Perform 3 numbers on stage; solo or with a band.  Some amazing acts  

Tuesday

Acoustic Session Rob Roy Hotel

Halifax St. Adelaide

7.30 - 11pm Most styles

Join Paul. Ian and the gang for some great playing and singing

Tuesday

Ukulele night Belair Hotel

Main Road, Glenalta

7.30pm Most styles Just great fun

Wednesday 

Girl Friendly 

Light Square Hotel

Adelaide

7pm  Most styles  This is the new home for the 'girl friendly' sessions. A great group of gals and invited guys, playing a wide range of music. Don't be put off guys, they just don't  want the 'I'm-a-star' type of guy who tries to dominate some sessions.

Wednesday 

Kukes - The Kensi Ukes Kensi Hotel cnr Regent & Hornton Sts. Kensington 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.

Performance Skills 3rd Wednesday

7-9pm

Ukulele Shelley co-runs it - so it must be fun

Wednesday

Mick O’shea’s

Main South Rd. Hackham

7.30 – 11pm

Wide selection of Celtic, Folk and Pop music

  Various styles of acoustic music

Thursday  

South Coast Folk Club.

Bowling Club, River Rd. Port Noarlunga

8 – 12pm

Most styles

Play and sing-along.

Thursday  

Rainbow Session

Wassail Wine Bar, 95 Prospect Rd, Prospect

7.30 – 11pm

Most styles

Play and sing-along

Thursday

Sing-a-long Session Brecknock Hotel

401 King William St. Adelaide

8.30 = 11pm Come along, sing or play to popular songs and folk music This is the good old Brecknock Session

Friday

The Gov

Port Road, Hindmarsh

7.30pm front bar Old Timey session

Anyone can roll up.  Easy basic chords

Try your hand at playing old timey music.

Friday

The Gov

Port Road, Hindmarsh

10 pm saloon bar Celtic session

purely Celtic

This is the real thing. Traditional Irish music.

Friday

 Friday Night Folk  

 The Cottage

1 Thomas St. Nailsworth

8 – 11pm

Mainly guitarists and singers. Much higher standard of musicianship than most sessions

Good fingerstyle players regularly attend.  Friendly guys and gals - all welcome. One of my favourites

1st Tuesday of the month

Shenanigans

Grenfell Centre, Elizabeth City Centre

7.30 - 10pm

(Free Whistle Class 7pm – 7.30)

Tunes and ballads  

Mainly Celtic with a smattering of other styles

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

 Christies Beach Ukulele Session

Christies Beach Hotel

7-9pm

strum and sing along

They call it the happiest music, and it's great fun. Learn to play the Ukulele in a great atmosphere

Last Sunday of the month

The Peacock Session

Willunga Peacock Farm,  Norman Rd.  Willunga

2 - 5pm

All styles

Celtic and Folk

1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Open Mic,

 Belair Hotel

Main Rd. Belair

7.30pm

All styles

The name says it all. Get up there and be a star

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society

The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh

7pm — 10pm

(1st Tues – Beginners & Novices with Richard T.)

(3rd Tues – Strummin’ & pickin’ with Richard T.)

1st Friday of the month

Mylor Hall

Centre of Mylor

7.30pm - 10.30

All styles

Get your name on the chalkboard and the stage is yours for  15 minutes (solo acts, bands, vocalists, entertainers etc.)

3rd Saturday of the month

Club YAM (Yankalilla Acoustic Music)

Yankalilla Showgrounds,
Main South Road (Camping available)

7pm

strum and sing along

Open Mike, and if you want to stay the night, camping is available

Third Sunday of the month

Adelaide fiddle club

Cumberland Park Community Centre Goodwood Road

from 2pm 

Led by range of tutors 

If you want to play or learn fiddle (no reading required) this is the place. guitarists, cellos welcome

1st Sunday of the month 
+ other Concerts & Events as arranged

The Singing Gallery music club

 133, Main Road, McLaren Vale

2pm - 5pm

Most styles  

Friendly, intimate venue  

3rd Sunday of the month

Hills Folk Club

The Hagan Arms Hotel, Echunga

4 – 8pm  

with a lunch break in the middle.

All styles of acoustic music

Folk, Country and some Pop music. This is one of the long standing folk clubs in Adelaide, and you couldn't find a friendlier mob.

2nd & 4th Sunday 

The Adelaide Old Time Jam

St. Peters Uniting Church Hall, 

44a Fourth Ave 

St Peters, 

1.30 to 4.30pm

 

Non-amplified stringed instruments only. You'll also learn the history of the music as Rob leads this great olde timey session. Chip in $4 to cover hall and afternoon tea costs.

Las Sunday of the month play along session Mt. Torrens Hotel

1 Main St.

Mt. Torrens

3 - 6 pm  Bring an acoustic instrument and play along Really friendly gang. Get out of the city for a great musical day. Mainly Celtic and Folk