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Music Makers McGrattans
A lovely session of music and song in a relaxed and supportive environment. All levels of musician and singer welcome. You can come and sing or play one song or just come to listen to the other members. Great way to develop your playing skills or build up your confidence to sing in public. So come along and enjoy a great night of music and chat in the snug in McGrattans. There is a charge of €2 on the night, this contribution goes towards covering the cost of social nights that the Music Makers committee run every 4 months.

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McGrattans Bar

76 Fitzwilliam Lane Baggot Street · Dublin 2

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If you are interested in joining our group of musicians and singers, we suggest that you wait until shortly before you decide to attend one of the Music Makers sessions. In order to avoid spurious memberships, if you join up, you must attend a session within one month of your membership being accepted or risk having your membership cancelled with no guarantee that a later application will be considered. To apply, all you need to do is select 'Join Us' below. When giving your contact details on the 'Join Us' page, please provide your full name, or at least your first name and an abbreviated version of your surname, so that we can differentiate you from others with the same first name (We have lots of Michaels, Gerrys, Marys, etc). This name becomes your public name for Music Makers purposes. If you provide only a first name, your membership may be declined in which case you will need to make a new application. Once you receive notification of your membership acceptance (usually within a couple of days), just RSVP for an upcoming session at any of the venues below and you are on your way. RSVPs normally open 3/4 days before the session. The RSVP system is a critical element of Music Makers in that it regulates the numbers attending each session to optimise the comfort and enjoyment of attendees. If the maximum number allowed at a venue is reached, any subsequent RSVPs are assigned to a waiting list and may be upgraded to the attendance list in the event of the withdrawal of somebody from that list. All such notifications are issued automatically by email. Please do not attend a session unless your RSVP has been accepted. In rare cases where there are insufficient RSVPs for a particular night, the session may be cancelled by the host and those who have RSVPed will be notified by email.

The format is that it goes in a round. Beginning with the host for the evening, each person plays whatever they want to play or sing - an old song that everyone knows, a new song they want to try out or a song they have written themselves. Sometimes we play right through - and sometimes we have to stop and start again if we forget the words... but there is no judgement and everyone listens. If you just want to listen first time - that's fine too. The talent level is very diverse from complete beginners to some pretty fine players. Hope you enjoy it!

There are currently 3 music sessions, all getting underway between 7.30 and 8.00 --on Tuesday (2) and Wednesday nights:

Tuesday Session at The Bohemian (McGeoghs) Pub, Doyles Corner, Phibsboro Cross roads, Dublin 7.

Tuesday Night Music Makers Meeting McGrattans Bar, 76 Fitzwilliam Lane (off Baggot Street)Dublin 2.

Wednesday Music Makers at the Loft in the Brian Boru/Hedigans, 4 Prospect Road , Dublin 9 .

RSVP's for Tuesday and Wednesday open at 7.30am in Saturday mornings.

Just RSVP for the session you want to attend and come along. No pressure to perform on your first attendance unless you want to.

Please note that a Keyboard is available on request for the Wednesday night session in The Brian Boru. If you need a keyboard on the night please message the Event Host when you RSVP, at least 24 hrs before the event.

Hope to see you soon.

Ronnie

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