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Thread #113098 Message #2401081
Posted By: The Sandman
30-Jul-08 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS and competitions
Subject: RE: EFDSS and competitions
Russ,I agree competitions using ornamentation as a priority does lead to a homogeonised style,but competitions using other criteria wont necesarily.
an emphasis upon danceabilty instead of ornamentation will not.
all irish styles whether they are Donegal ,Sliabh Luchra,or whatever,are danceable,that is the purpose of the music to dance to it,and that should be its criteria when its being judged.
Sliabh Luchra polkas are dancey so are Clare reels.The same applies to Northumbrian music and East anglian music.
another alternative is not to have national copmpetitions ,but just regional competitions,so Northumbrian music is judged seperately.
East Anglian music is judged seperately.
north west music is judged seperately etc etc.
that way regional styles will be encouraged and preserved .DickMiles