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Thread #91091   Message #1731717
Posted By: GUEST,sorefingers
01-May-06 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Musak?
Subject: RE: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Mu
If its that bad Declan, I should just bring me Boombox and Kareokee Orish Musak along with the rest, but OC it isn't quite that bad.

Guest you hit the nail right on the head, except that over in this locality the monster is so internalised they don't even know how to 'rhythm' on any thing behind a reel - never mind a simple jig.

Once for a laugh I gave a Bowroaran a CD of pre Chieftain days which has a Tambourine in the background. Not only did the preson continue to belive the instrument was a Bodhran, they could not get the rhythm down.

I think it was Patrick Kelly ( Irish Fiddler ) who said 'the worst thing that ever happened to Clare music was the arrival of Coleman recordings'. It's still a good point today, but now it's not Coleman that is twisting the life out of Traditional Irish Music, but the sqauikification of it by Mr Paddy Moloney, Uillean Piper and Commisar of the Chieftains as well as all those hypnotised by the falsehood that emanated from his youthfull but mistaken exuberance.

A great deal of the stuff on the Chieftains recordings is just plain WRONG, Declan!