The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27070   Message #329928
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
29-Oct-00 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Ulster Scots Music
Subject: RE: Ulster Scots Music
Songs and tunes of Scottish origin are certainly to be heard in Ulster, but I think maybe Herge was wondering whether there is a strand of traditional music that has emerged from the Ulster-Scots link, and this does seem hard to pin down. There are obvious and clear similarities between Irish and Scottish traditional music anyway, and many of the Irish tunes are based on or have emerged from Scottish counterparts. If Herge is indeed asking whether the Scots in Ulster have produced a tradition of their own, I'm inclined to doubt it, but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.

By the way, I got to Matties at last, Herge, but you were reportedly up the road at the Londonderry Arms, playing at a wedding. Hope to be back next week, so maybe see you then.