Do you have to be from Jamaica to appreciate Bob Marley? Should classical music be loved only by the German people who gave us so many wonderful composers? Should only people from Minnesota listen to Dylan?
I am a Polish-American who absolutely loves Irish music and culture. Somewhere in my family history there are Irish roots. Does anyone know of an O'lesko clan? Please let me know!! :) I raise my pint of Guinness in admiration and thanks!!
By the way - the word brogue. In the interests of political correctness, you may want to re-think before you use it. It is my understanding that brogue is a Gaelic word for shoe. The English would mock the Irish saying that they talk like they have a brogue in their mouth.