A Decent Ob-Session

Guest post from current Woodfordia Inc. president, Rose Broe, reproduced with the kind permission of Rose and Lore Society. Thanks Rose and Woodford! An accordion player walks into a bar. Okay it’s me, walking into the Coopers Bar, hoping I don’t regret choosing the “Accordions Don’t Play Lady Of Spain, People Do” T-shirt. I look... Continue Reading →


Talking in the session

We all love to catch up with our friends. But the raison d’etre for a session is to connect in a particular way – through making music together. So when do we chat, and when do we play? The ‘rules’ around balancing music and talk vary greatly from one place to another. Sessions have this... Continue Reading →

Hat Game

The Hat Game is a session format to try now and then, for a bit of fun. It’s a slight formalisation of what often happens in a session anyway – one song suggests another through theme, mood, artist, historical period or some other commonality. The Brisbane Saturday Session plays Hat Game on the first Saturday... Continue Reading →

Photography in the session

One night at a festival – well, one very early morning at a festival – a bunch of us were sitting around under the big marquee having a singing session. We’d been sessioning for hours, following a day of performing, MCing and generally running around. It was cold enough to freeze the gonads from a... Continue Reading →

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