2019 SUMMER JAM SESSION
Hi there :)
I am an Irish guy called Cavan and it's a pleasure for me to welcome you to my page and hopefully to SISSI on the Greek island of Crete. I have travelled a little in Asia, almost all of Europe west and east, had fun and enjoyed a varied, interesting life.
Today I am running a popular and really cosy Irish bar, it is very much a music bar, and being a musician, singer/songwriter, this chilled out lifestyle really suits me! The bar is in picturesque Sissi, a beautiful working fishing village on the north coast of Crete. The village is a little piece of tranquility and is loved by many repeat visitors every summer.
THE ANNUAL SUMMER JAM SESSION
This year's JAM SESSION starts from April , as does the live music in the bar. I need to emphasize "I DO NOT" need normal everyday help in the bar as l have my staff, BUT, this year I will again be welcoming many new and also returning. "WORKAWAY MUSICIANS" from different cultures, jamming and relaxing together. Arriving, meeting and leaving all through the season from April-October. Last year was really fantastic with many new friendships being formed, and this year will be also be a great time for all.
Accommodation in the summer will be sharing an apartment just next to the bar, or possibly a tent on the well equipped Campsite. OK so your "work" will be to spend approx 30 minutes around midday with everyone else, helping to prepare the bar for opening then jam and have fun at the bar for a little time each day, assume it will be hot, so you will be given cold drinks from the bar. It will be arranged so that you have time free to explore, or enjoy the sun and the sea. There are already people booked and confirmed, with many more interested in these places, so if you want to come, and you know when, it is best to make a provisional reservation as soon as possible.
Roll on the Workaway musicians; "2019 Sissi Summer session"
See you all on Crete :0)
The summer jam is bringing musicians together from many countries. All with a common passion and is very often the start of many new friendships.
2019 SUMMER JAM SESSION
Basically a few hours helping, (playing/jamming) the rest of your time for relaxing, walking, talking, maybe exploring, whatever you feel. There are many archeological Minoan sites around the area, the main one of course being Knossos. The second most important archeological find on Crete is right here in Sissi, its not open to the public but I can arrange a private tour.
WORKAWAY MUSICIANS- Workawayers who play music, meeting others, relaxing, jamming, chilling out, and as for your "work"? Coming into the bar early afternoon, help clean up for approx 20/30 minutes. Then jam have fun with and for everyone. Some have wanted to perform a few numbers at night which is really appreciated and enjoyed. There will also be the bonus of rewarding "Cold" drinks from the bar!! This is all that is expected from you, just to relax and play.
I also have a project in mind to start a small music festival here which I would like to see grow annually and would welcome people to offer ideas and help with this. Especially musicians with this background and/or knowledge.
NOTE; For musicians.
In the bar and the appartment, I have 8 guitars, 4 amplifiers, microphones, keyboards, pa, mandolin, banjo, balalaika, concertina, bodhran, bones, fiddle, tin whistles, cajun drum, bongos. What can we do in our free time?
For the winter
A modern fitted apartment above the bar, with the front terrace overlooking the main street. Through the large modern lounge to the back bedrooms, one of which will be yours. It is a secure lockable room with an outside terrace overlooking the little harbour.
Please note: Only one person/place until the summer.
Crete is a big and beautiful island with so many places to explore, it is the largest of the Greek islands and the most southerly part of Europe and if walking is your thing, there are costal walks, hills (and mountains) or small country roads through the olive groves. You will often see the buzzards and eagles around the hills and olive groves. :0)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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