Take Your Seat at the Session and Make the Virtual a Reality!

Brand new 360 degree Irish Music Sessions!

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Take Your Seat at the Session and Make the Virtual a Reality!

OAIM has just launched it’s brand new virtual reality / 360 degree 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) in Cooleys Pub, Ennistimon and play along with some well known session tunes. Music notation and chords are provided for every tune. 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! 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.

This fully immersive Irish music experience can be accessed from the logged in area of oaim.ie website. There are two free sets to get you going (view below). Users can choose to stick with a limited number a free VR session videos, or they can upgrade to full access membership, to view OAIM’s full bank of 16 VR session sets and lessons. In the new year a new VR session set will be added each week until St Patrick’s day to the VR library.

SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER:

Sign up for an annual membership between Jan 3rd and Jan 9th and we will send you a VR Headset worth €20 to fully enjoy the VR Session experience.
VR Session - Free Set #12

Reels: The Glen of Aherlow | Roscommon

Play along with with Tola Custy (Fiddle), Kirsten Allstaff (Flute), Neil Fitzgibbon (Fiddle) , Ger Chambers (Accordion) & MJ McMahon (Guitar)

VR Session - Free Set #15

Hornpipes: Off to California | The Pride of Petravore

Play along with with Tola Custy (Fiddle), Kirsten Allstaff (Flute), Neil Fitzgibbon (Fiddle) , Ger Chambers (Accordion) & MJ McMahon (Guitar)

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Mobile compatiable.

Works on the go

If you are at home or on the road, don't let it stop you from learning and enjoying irish music.

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Designed to put the power in your hands with your learning. Build confidence and jam along with professionals as you learn.

Flexible & Customizable.

Works with you

You can rotate the video to see all the musicians. Recorded in 4K. For the best viewing experience, watch in the highest resolution possible.

Director of OAIM Mathew Curley says:

“Having communicated with Irish music learners from all over the world over the past five years, it is evidence that's what the majority want most of all is to be able to play in Irish music sessions. The idea of this new learning features is to give people all over the world a chance to feel what it is like to sit in the middle of the session, surrounded by great musicians. It is also to prepare them with a repertoire of well-known tunes to go and join in sessions if they happen to be available in their locality.”

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