The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99782   Message #1994561
Posted By: Geoff Wallis
12-Mar-07 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: virtuosity and traditional music
Subject: RE: virtuosity and traditional music
Mike Miller wrote: 'Joe Heany's singing style (shanos) is not for every ear. It is a cross between Mabel Mercer and Leonard Cohen with lots of echo.'

Well, I must make two vital corrections - Joe's name was Heaney and he sang in a style which had become known as sean-nós. The rest of Mike's message is simply an insult to one of Ireland's greatest unaccompanied singers.