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Thread #91091 Message #1730457
Posted By: Ernest
30-Apr-06 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Musak?
Subject: RE: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Musak?
Sorefingers, the goodtime irish music the Dubliners made popular is not threatened by the Chieftains or people who strive to play the way they do.
Since the Pogues made themselves a name with playing that kind of music folk-punk-style there are lots of bands jumping on that bandwagon, who lack the credibility/songwritership of the Pogues/McGowan. It is them who are turning it into cheap pub music.
You might say that the Chieftains, on the other hand, try to lift irish tunes (which - as dance tunes gernerally are "goodtime"-music)up to "serious" music.
Can you blame people for the wish to be serious musicians rather than mere musical wallpaper for the brewery trade?