The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22477 Message #243737
Posted By: InOBU
17-Jun-00 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Are You a Real Paddy or a Plastic Paddy?
Subject: RE: BS: Are You a Real Paddy or a Plastic Paddy?
Well, lets see... I was having a discussion with a member of my band, a truely wonderful flute player, who is not thrilled with the ballad tradition. I said, ballads are the soul of our nation, and he answered that he was not of the nation, though he was joking, I told him that playing the music as well as he does, he is part of the nation, and to make the music more than a comodity, he had to understand our shared consciosness, our soul as expressed in our ballad tradition, well that is it from me