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Thread #152354 Message #3563125
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
01-Oct-13 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Maybe you're looking at a chicken and egg situation. The Irish tourist industry had no interest in music until it dawned on them a lot of people came to Ireland looking for a 'genuine music experience' (whatever that is). It has since become part of the marketing. Recently I read an article about Tourism Ireland (formerly Bord Failte) in which they put forward a new strategy should be adopted, not promoting Ireland with the same old stale images (their words) of Guinness, thatched cottages and diddly-ay (again, their words).