While waiting for my next project to kick in (if it ever does), I googled Jam Sessions in Dublin to see what was happening these days. A couple I have attended (and found they weren't for me) popped up, and also one that looked promising. Located in an upstairs room of a pub about 15 minutes drive from me. Parking available. Runs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (my two days off). A relaxed and supportive environment. All levels welcome. I contacted the organiser and asked if a barely competent electric bass player would be welcome and got an enthusiastic yes. Seems they have a guy plays some bass, but much prefers guitar and harmonica. They said they might have a bass amp, but I decided to bring along my GK combo just in case. Anyway, I thought I'd report in on my night. It turns out it was more what I'd call a song circle situation. About 12-15 people, some with guitars, one with a harmonica, some just singers. Ages from maybe 20-70. Certainly nobody seemed at absolute beginner level, there were songs from Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, John Prine, Mary Coughlan, Roy Orbison and many others. Several using tablets or songsheets, others playing/singing from memory. Each person played a song they fancied, others joined in as the mood took them and I took a cue from the original bass guy and played along where I thought I could add some notes in the right place. I found it quite a challenge, but really enjoyed it and managed to avoid any glaring mistakes. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly and understanding, and there was a real appreciation of everyone else's contributions...which were pretty much all excellent, especially given that almost nobody there had any performing experience outside of this group! I certainly intend to make this a regular outing, and hope to make more meaningful contributions as I get to know the others a bit better. I may suggest that if they'd like, they could send me whatever songs they are planning on doing, so giving me a better chance of supporting them properly. I know as a gig report this is a failure...no photos, no food pics...but I wanted to share as it's a good feeling to be back out playing with other people again without any of that band drama nonsense.