Harmless drudges who keep venues and traditional music alive by practising whether people want them to or not.
There are valiant bands of sessioneers all over the world who turn in in all weathers to maintain a venue as being a traditional music venue and to play tunes that maintain the repetition / oral tradition in a situation known as a session. God bless them all.
A sessioneer plays for the love of the music, not for any recompense that the landlord might offer such as free drinks or food or heaven forbid modest payment. Although the offer would be nice.
banjolin November 10, 2007