The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152354   Message #3563017
Posted By: JohnInKansas
30-Sep-13 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Where are we going wrong?
Not an opinion - just a suggested point of discussion:

Maybe the old stuff is more popular in Ireland because Ireland has no new stuff that's very interesting to anyone there. (?)

It's much more difficult to teach people to really like the old traditions when there are many new fads close at hand. Perhaps others are just more "connected" to other distractions that aren't known/interesting to a more "closed" Irish culture?