NEW BERLIN – The New Berlin Art Forum presents Traditional Irish Instrumental Music by Local Seisún to be performed in New Berlin Saturday, March 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Chase Community Center.
Local Seisún grew out of the social and musical congeniality at weekly Irish music sessions originally hosted by Steve Eisenberg at his antique shop in Bainbridge. Now gatherings are held at the Susquehanna Café in Bainbridge. On the 13th you can expect some traditional Irish music with the same informal spirit as at a session, similar to what was, and still is, played in homes and pubs in Ireland and in American cities where Irish immigrants and their descendents gather in social community to share music stories, songs, refreshment and other forms of self-entertainment. The instrumental music often accompanies dancing, and includes jigs, hornpipes, reels, slip jigs, polkas, slides and marches, as well as slow airs derived from songs. They enjoy it when anyone in the audience who feels like dancing to the music gets up and follows their inclination to do so.