I would also suggest the liner notes to Eamon O'Leary and Patrick Ourceau's "Live at Mona's" cd, in which Mick Moloney assembled a number of interviews with New York-based trad musicians from the early decades of the session scene here. The result is an in-depth look into the gradual transition of the private trad session scene into the public spaces of New York through the words of those who took part in this shift. Though it is not an over-arching explanation of the session phenomenon, it is a perfect history of a local (and particularly influential) session scene.
Associate Director, CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies
Coordinator, CUNY-IIAS Center for Traditional Irish-American Music
New York University
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From: SUBSCRIBE IRTRAD-L Augusto Ferraiuolo <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, June 12, 2009 2:38 am
Subject: history of traditional irish music session
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> First I apologize because I am sure this topic is already discussed (I
> new here and i need a little time to explore the archives).
> I am ver yinterested on traditional Irish music session, not only in Ireland
> but basically everywhere. Can somebody help me? I thank you guys very