Conrad You have exposed your complete ignorance of the traditions of the Island of Ireland despite having appointed yourself as 'an expert.' God help your students!
1.'There is only one tradition..' is rubbish. There are a multiplicity of traditions many of which are under threat.
2.People should not be offended by songs... Try listening to them when you are barracaded into your house with a mob marching up and down the street outside as will happen on many streets over the next couple of months.
3.This will be my final post here and I will say a prayer that you develop a wonderful interest in Greek music and stop meddling in our tradition.