The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #113098   Message #2400159
Posted By: MartinRyan
29-Jul-08 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS and competitions
Subject: RE: EFDSS and competitions

I know what you mean about the impact of competition, but..... I sometimes think there are fewer losers than one might imagine in these things. The kids who drop out of tin whistle classes or who rebel at having to sing set pieces in a competition style or get tired of weeping at having come 14th yet again, still end up with a better sense of what the music is about than the perenially passive listener. They provide the core of a knowlegeable audience because they can tell the difference!