The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19224   Message #195353
Posted By: JedMarum
15-Mar-00 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: St.Pat's / Set Lists
Subject: RE: BS: St.Pat's / Set Lists
I think you're already onto the answer. The listening crowd will enjoy just about anything you want to play. The 'mainstream' room will want to hear anything they recognize as stereotypical. What I do in those mainstream rooms is play the few mainstream numbers they recognize, and songs that sound like them ... mix in a few of the quiet listening songs, with an intro so the crowd knows that the song fits the day's celebration ... this mix can keep the 'restless natives' happy. I have found that sometimes that kind of crowd accepts Roddy McCorley to be on par with Brown Eyed Girl! It sounds funny, but I think it works.