Welcome to Glasgow Sessions. This site is a guide for anyone who wishes to take part in a folk music session in and around Glasgow, Scotland. It contains information on where music sessions take place and also has guides that help you get started on learning to play folk instruments.
When you first start out playing a musical instrument it can be a daunting thought going to a folk session. The best way is to go along a few times without your instrument and get a feel for what songs are being played. Then try to learn some of them off by heart.
When you do feel confident enough with the tunes you know then pluck up the courage to take along your instrument. There is a ‘session etiquette’ however and it is not a good idea to just barge in with your instrument! Nigel Gatherer’s page has excellent advice on session etiquette.