The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152354 Message #3563221
Posted By: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
01-Oct-13 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
That's probably true, Peter. The only kids I know in Manchester who are learning to play traditional music are kids with Irish heritage. It seems they are largely doing it becuase their parents make them. That's not to say some of them don't enjoy it and excel at it, but it seems to be rooted in their parents' desire to maintain a sense of cultural identity rather than anything about a deep love of Irish traditional music for its own sake. It's simply one of the things you do, like sending your kids to a Catholic school or attending mass...