The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97625 Message #1927223
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
05-Jan-07 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Who is/ are the EFDSS?
Subject: RE: efdss,what does it mean
Pedantic quibble: "England, because it is a much bigger place" - bigger but not that much bigger geographically - 130410 sq km as against 84,412 km sq km.
A lot more people, of course, but when it comes to traditional musicians that population disparity is probably reversed.
There is an enormous variety in the musical traditions in England, true enough. But that's true of Ireland as well. Including in both cases a sizeable and healthy influx of recent immigration, with associated cultural input whuich can add to and enrich the pre-existing traditions.