The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93449 Message #1806514
Posted By: GUEST
10-Aug-06 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
Subject: RE: EFDSS Role in the 21st Century
That was done in a hurry, if I hadn't gone in for my meal I might have had to cook my own tomorrow!
Now that I have the ear of a Comhaltas member who apparently cares, you don't get away that easy.
Don't let them fob you off with the reply that there is a library and archive - we visited the one at Ennis a couple of months ago and there were about the comparison of half a shelf of my own collection - none indexed, and around a dozen books. I was unable to find one in Dublin at Monkstown, but that was years ago.
I have never found anybody who has visited this one. It's a little like the Yeti; people will tell you it exists, but nobody has actually seen it. Look forward to learning I am wrong!
While you're in the good deed mood, you might ask about the 'Darby O'Gill' tendency in CCE who insist on dressing musicians up in period costume, a sort of historical fetishism. I have to say I did enjoy Joe Burke's Leprechaun, but I have a theory about that!
As far as magazines are concerned, Dance and Song certainly improved under Dave Arthur's editorship, but it still has a way to go. A good combination seems to me to be that of the School of Scottish Studies, a nice balance between the academic 'Scottish Studies' and the excellent (if irregular) 'Tocher'.