Songs of the Session

In an effort to recreate and honor a tradition that was begun back in 1957, when Frank Hamilton would teach the same song to different levels of players, we proudly present The Songs of The Session.

Each session two songs are chosen, one from the songbook and one from the general repertoire. All classes are encouraged to learn these tunes and apply the skills they are working on at their individual levels.

This session, our two songs were chosen by Jason McInnes, a Distinguished Teacher award recipient. Jason and his infectious love of music have touched the lives of countless students of all ages and droves of families. His future plans take him away from Old Town School. We wish him the best on his journey. He leaves us with two delightful songs.

June – August 2019

"A Wee Drappie O't"

From the book, "A Wee Drappie O't," a Scottish drinking song on page 130.

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"If You Want to Sing Out"

The second is a song that encapsulates the McInnes modus operandi, "If You Want To Sing Out" by Cat Stevens is from the 1971 film Harold and Maude.

Chart for "If You Want to Sing Out"