I agree with Barbara that seisiuns often get too fast. What tends to
happen is that people get more and more animated as the seisiun progresses
and one tune seems to lead automatically to the next, especially when
players know each other well, and have often played together. The energy
gets high enough that stopping to slow down seems like musicus
interruptus, so to speak. It's often not until the energy is partly
dissipated that things will quiet down enough to play slower or softer
tunes or songs. Perhaps it also requires a certain amount of guinness to get
people mellow enough to sing some of the more emotional songs?
I'd be interested to hear what sort of patterns other seisiuns take.
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