VR Sessions

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.


Lessons

Humours of Whiskey |The Butterfly…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #1


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #1 Slip Jigs: Humours of Whiskey |The Butterfly | Na Ceannabhain…

Slip Jig

Sally Gardens | The Maid Behind…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #2


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #2 Reels: Sally Gardens | The Maid Behind the Bar

Reel

Clare Jig | Tobin's Favorite |…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #3


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #3 Jigs: Clare Jig | Tobin’s Favorite | Paddy Taylors

Jig

Aggie Whytes | The Burren Reel

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #4


Level 1 | Melody

Vr Sessions Set #4 Reels: Aggie Whytes | The Burren Reel

Reel

The Lilting Banshee | Garret Barry's…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #5


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #5 Jigs: The Lilting Banshee | Garret Barry’s | Whelan’s Jig

Jig

Sporting Paddy | Old Bush

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #6


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #6 Reels: Sporting Paddy | Old Bush

Reel

Helvic Head | The Wandering Minstrel

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #7


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #7 Jigs: Helvic Head | The Wandering Minstrel

Jig

Martin Wynne's | Otter's Holt…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #8


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #8 Reels: Martin Wynne’s | Otter’s Holt | Dublin Reel

Reel

Maggie in the Woods | Terry Teehan's

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #9


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #9 Polkas: Maggie in the Woods | Terry Teehan’s

Polka

Ten Penny Bit | Tripping up the…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #10


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #10 Jigs: Ten Penny Bit | Tripping up the Stairs | Rose in the Heather

Jig

Palmers Gate | Roscommon Reel

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #11


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #11 Reels: Palmers Gate | Roscommon Reel

Reel

FREE

Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #12


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #12 Reels: Glen of Aherlow | Silver Spear

Reel

Harvest Home | The Boys of Bluehill

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #13


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #13 Hornpipes: Harvest Home | The Boys of Bluehill

Hornpipe

The Crosses of Annagh | The Heathery…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #14


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #14 Reels: The Crosses of Annagh | The Heathery Breeze

Reel

FREE

Off to California | Pride of Petravore

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #15


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #15 Hornpipes: Off to California | Pride of Petravore

Hornpipe

Fishermans Slip Jig | Fig for…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #16


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #16: Fishermans Slip Jig | Fig for a Kiss

Slip Jig

The Ballydesmond Polka | The Kerry…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #17


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #17: The Ballydesmond Polka | The Kerry Polka

Polka

Sí Beag Sí Mhór

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #18


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #18: Sí Beag Sí Mhór

Waltz

Planxty

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #19


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #19: Planxty

 

Mourne Mountains (Tom Ward's Downfall)…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #20


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #20: Mourne Mountains (Tom Ward’s Downfall) | Rolling in the Ryegrass…

 

The Priest in His Boots | The…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #21


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #21: The Priest in His Boots | The Geese in the Bog | The Yellow…

Jig

Tripping to the Well | Rattling…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #22


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #22: Tripping to the Well | Rattling Bog

Polka

Jim Donoghues | Kilmaley Reel…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #23


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #23: Jim Donoghues | Kilmaley Reel | Lady Ann Montgomery’s

Reel

Britches Full of Stitches | Rattlin…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #24


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #24: Britches Full of Stitches | Rattlin Bog

Polka

The Boys of Tandragee | John McHugh's

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #25


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #25: The Boys of Tandragee | John McHugh’s

Jig

Boys of Ballisodare | Congress…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #26


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #26: Boys of Ballisodare | Congress Reel | Sean Reids | Green Mountain

Reel

The Mist Covered Mountain | Culaidh…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #27


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #27: The Mist Covered Mountain | Culaidh Jig | Cliffs of Moher

Jig

Plains of Boyle | The Derry Hornpipe

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #28


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #28: Plains of Boyle | The Derry Hornpipe

Hornpipe

Drowsy Maggie | Tulla Reel | The…

VR Sessions: From Cooleys Set #29


Level 1 | Melody

VR Sessions Set #29: Drowsy Maggie | Tulla Reel | The Red Haired Lass

Reel

Johnny O' Leary's | We Won't Go…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #1


Level 1 | Melody

Johnny O’ Leary’s | We Won’t Go Home

Polka

Shoe the Donkey | Sonny's Mazurka

McHugh's VR Sessions: #2


Level 1 | Melody

Shoe the Donkey | Sonny's Mazurka

Mazurka

John Blessings | O'Keefes Dream…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #3


Level 1 | Melody

John Blessings | O’Keefes Dream | Connacht Heifers

Reel

Báidín Fheilimi

McHugh's VR Sessions: #4


Level 1 | Melody

Báidín Fheilimi

Waltz

Hole in the Hedge | The Mill of…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #5


Level 1 | Melody

Hole in the Hedge | The Mill of Glanmire (Lilting Banshee) | Peter Byrnes’ Fancy

Jig

Out on the Ocean | Lilting Banshee…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #6


Level 1 | Melody

Out on the Ocean | Lilting Banshee | Gerry Beaver's Hat

Jig

Golden Stud | Concertina Reel

McHugh's VR Sessions: #7


Level 1 | Melody

Golden Stud | Concertina Reel

Reel

Whinnie Hills of Leitrim (The…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #8


Level 1 | Melody

Whinnie Hills of Leitrim (The Fishermans’ SlipJig | Humours of W. Meath (Drops of…

Slip Jig

Johnny Will You Marry Me | Green…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #9


Level 1 | Melody

Johnny Will You Marry Me | Green Grow the Rushes

Fling

Dan the Cobbler | A Hundred Pipers

McHugh's VR Sessions: #10


Level 1 | Melody

Dan the Cobbler | A Hundred Pipers

Jig

Bantry Bay | An Spealadoir

McHugh's VR Sessions: #11


Level 1 | Melody

Bantry Bay | An Spealadoir

Hornpipe

Tomeen O'Dea | Maid of Feakle

McHugh's VR Sessions: #12


Level 1 | Melody

Tomeen O’Dea | Maid of Feakle

Reel

Carrigkerry Slide | Con Cassidy's

McHugh's VR Sessions: Set 13 (70 New Tunes Added)


Level 1 | Melody

Carrigkerry Slide | Con Cassidy’s

Slide

Butchers March | Munster Buttermilk

McHugh's VR Sessions: #14


Level 1 | Melody

Butchers March | Munster Buttermilk

Jig

Paddy Taylors Jig | Tobins Favorite

McHugh's VR Sessions: #15


Level 1 | Melody

Paddy Taylors Jig | Tobins Favorite

Jig

North Road to Tralee | Toormore

McHugh's VR Sessions: #16


Level 1 | Melody

North Road to Tralee | Toormore

Slide

Tam in Arrears | Fairy Slip Jig

McHugh's VR Sessions: #17


Level 1 | Melody

Tam in Arrears | Fairy Slip Jig

Slip Jig

The Baltimore Salute | The Money…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #18


Level 1 | Melody

The Baltimore Salute | The Money Musk | West Clare Reel

Reel

New Policeman | Crock of Gold…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #19


Level 1 | Melody

New Policeman | Crock of Gold | Swallows Tail

Reel

The Blackbird | Kit O'Mahony's

McHugh's VR Sessions: #20


Level 1 | Melody

The Blackbird | Kit O’Mahony’s

Hornpipe

Phyllis Wedding | Humours Lissadel…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #21


Level 1 | Melody

Phyllis Wedding | Humours Lissadel | Old Bush

Reel

I Buried My Wife | Hardiman the…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #22


Level 1 | Melody

I Buried My Wife | Hardiman the Fiddler

Jig

Lark on the Strand | Frahers |…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #23


Level 1 | Melody

Lark on the Strand | Frahers | Tatter Jack Walsh

Jig

Hills of Coore | An Suisin Ban…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #24


Level 1 | Melody

Hills of Coore | An Suisin Ban | Sony Murrays

Hornpipe

Willie Clancy's | Humours of Scarriff

McHugh's VR Sessions: #25


Level 1 | Melody

Willie Clancy’s | Humours of Scarriff

Reel

The Battle of Aughrim

McHugh's VR Sessions: #26


Level 1 | Melody

The Battle of Aughrim

Reel

Lady Ann Montgomery | Earls Chair…

McHugh's VR Sessions: #27


Level 1 | Melody

Lady Ann Montgomery | Earls Chair | Morning Dew

Reel

Castle Jig | Kilmovee

McHugh's VR Sessions: #28


Level 1 | Melody

Castle Jig | Kilmovee

Jig

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