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Friday, January 27, 2006
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The aim of this website is to publicise and provide details of all open music sessions currently taking place in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. The information it contains is hopefully current and accurate. However this depends on your input so if you know of any new sessions, sessions that have become defunct, cancellations, alterations or spot any errors please send details here or leave a message on the board.
Music sessions are most often described as "Open Mic" or "Acoustic".
Open Mic sessions usually have a PA system available and musicians are invited to take turns at performing. Types of music can be very varied.
Acoustic sessions are non-amplified and once a musician has started a tune other players can join in. Types of music can be varied but folk tunes usually dominate though a few sessions are more biased towardguitar/singers. Some acoustic sessions are "round the room" where players are invited to take turns at starting a tune (these are generally those that are more guitar/singer based). The more instrumental & folktune based sessions are less formal and anyone can start a tune at an appropriate moment. However, this requires a degree of etiquette so that all players get a fair chance to play tunes at their own level of ability or confidence.
Jazz sessions have their own format which usually relies on the ability to read from musical arrangements and being able to improvise.
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The Albion, Ampthill acoustic. 2nd Tuesday of month 8.00pm The Ashwell Arms, Leighton Buzzard acoustic. 2nd Friday of month 8.00pm The Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard acoustic. Last Wednesday of month 8.30pm acoustic. 2nd Sunday of month 3.00pm The Cannon, Newport Pagnell open mic. Every Thursday 8.00pm The Carpenter's Arms, Slapton open mic. Alternate Wednesdays 8.30pm The Chandos Arms, Weston Turville acoustic. 3rd Sunday of month 8.00pm The Cock, Wing acoustic. Alternate Tuesdays 8.30pm The Crauford Arms, Wolverton open mic. Every Wednesday 8.00pm The Crown, Ley Hill acoustic. 3rd Friday of month 9.00pm The Globe, Dunstable acoustic. Every Tuesday 9.00pm Kiln Farm Club, Kiln Farm MK open mic. Every Tuesday 8.00pm The Five Bells, Stanbridge acoustic. Last Monday of month 8.00pm The Lamb, Stoke Goldington acoustic. 4th Friday of month 8.00pm Roots School, Community Centre, Britten Grove, Old Farm Park. MK7 8QU acoustic / tuition. 1st & 3rd Thursdays of month 7.30pm Old Farm Inn, Totternhoe acoustic. Every Monday 9.00pm Open Band Jazz, Woburn jazz session. Every Thursday 8.00pm Open University Folk Club acoustic. 3rd Monday of month 12.30pm The Prince of Wales, Steeple Claydon open mic. 2nd Friday of month 8.00pm The Queen's Head, Tebworth acoustic. Every 4th Wednesday 8.30pm Revolutions Bar, Central MK open mic. Every Sunday 8.00pm The Royal Oak, Woburn Sands acoustic. 2nd & 4th Thursdays of month 8.30pm The Sports Club, New Bradwell acoustic. 1st Sunday of month 8.30pm The Stag, Leighton Buzzard acoustic. 3rd Saturday of month 8.30pm open mic. Alternate Thursdays 8.30pm The Stratton Arms, Turweston open mic. Every Sunday (except last of month) 8.00pm The Sun, Leighton Buzzard open mic. Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm The Swan, Northall open mic. 1st Sunday of month 8.00pm The Swan, Stewkley acoustic. Every 4th Wednesday 8.30pm The Unicorn, Cublington acoustic. 2nd Tuesday of month 8.00pm The Vaults Bar, Stony Stratford acoustic. Every Sunday 12.30pm The Walnut Tree, Blisworth acoustic. 3rd Monday of month 8.30pm The Woolpack, Buckingham open mic (BAC). Every Thursday 8.30pm