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Thread #113098   Message #2400169
Posted By: MartinRyan
29-Jul-08 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS and competitions
Subject: RE: EFDSS and competitions
I don't disagree, Ruth - of course. I'm simply outlining my own observations on what has happened in the context of Irish traditional music. In my opinion, Comhaltas effectively tapped into a pre-existing community rivalry and ultimately produced what many people regard as the monster of competition. My point is that, along the way, they also produced an audience.

p.s. Another of the Hydra's heads, of course, is what amounts to competitive drinking at Fleadhs!