Been following the thread with some interest.
"Like Bannerboy, I've seen hundreds of sessions naused up by insensitive and (often) untalented ego-trippers"
"I'm not going to give the name of my local but most pubs here wont be very happy if your gang of pluckers and thumpers appear"
"I'm with Bannerboy - too many musicians come to Ireland more interested to be heard and not to listen - they are usually treated politely, then ignored."
ego–tripper : (noun) A person who is overly concerned with his or her own desires, needs, or interests.
Not too much ego tripping going on here then!!!!
"And all (locals) come from places where they are in a far better position to witness first hand the effects that visitors' insensitivity can wreak on a session - in the summer we sometimes witness it on a weekly basis."
Do you really think that you have the monopoly on this in Clare? Believe me you don't!
As far as I'm aware you don't know who I am. That said, I play guitar and sing. I also visit your lovely country. So, please feel free to label me an idiotic, egotistical, insensitive and untalented plucker.
I also don't know any of you, but I wouldn't dream of labelling as such. Well not until I had witnessed the performance at least.
Your sincerely (In an idiotically, egotistical, insensitive and untalented way)
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. ~ Benjamin Whichcote
When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high. ~ Mary H. Waldrip