Thanks for making this the No.1 site for Irish acoustic songs and guitar chords. If you have
written a folk song or ballad and want it included, sent it to me, include the tablature in the same format as I use,
also include sheet music notes if any.
Where Have All The Ballad Sessions Gone ? Is it just where I live or is there a sharp
decline in the amount of ballad session out there. I have noticed this over the last couple of years. Up until the 1990s you
were guaranteed a session in most towns throughout Ireland. I'm not talking about the big names like the Wolfe Tones, I'm
on about the unsung ballad groups who play three or four nights a week in pubs around Ireland. Also I've noticed there are
no new groups around, are the young people not learning traditional Irish instruments like the banjo, mandolin and tin
whistle ? . I can't remember the last time I heard a ballad group that the musicians were under forty years old. If you
play in a band or know where there is real sessions going on give me a shout and if I get enough I'll create a new section
on the site.