OAIM has just launched it's brand new Virtual Reality Irish Music Sessions. Grab a VR headset, slip your smart phone in and play along with OAIM tutors and friends. Join Tola Custy (Fiddle), Kirsten Allstaff (Flute), Neil Fitzgibbon (Fiddle), Lisa Canny (Harp and Banjo), Ger Chambers (Accordion), and MJ McMahon (Guitar) and play along with some well known session tunes. Feel what it’s like to be surrounded by great musicians, in the middle of a real Irish music session. Experience the cosy pub atmosphere of Cooley’s House, located in the market town of Ennistimon, North Co. Clare.
Alternatively, these sessions can be enjoyed in 360 degrees on a desktop, laptop or tablet; manipulate the viewer so you can focus on which musicians or instruments you prefer.
Most of the tunes played in the VR Sessions are taken from our 50 tune challenge. Learn 50 well known session tunes in a year, and practice them in sets at VR Sessions! Music notation and chords are provided for every tune.
This fully immersive Irish music experience can be accessed here. Users can choose to stick with a limited number a free VR session videos, are they can upgrade their membership, which will give them access to OAIM's full bank of VR sessions and the lessons. A new set of tunes will be added each week until St Patrick's day to the VR library.