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Thread #152354   Message #3563296
Posted By: The Sandman
01-Oct-13 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Subject: RE: Traditional Music: Where are we going wrong?
Peter Laban, were you raised in England?
let me tell you we did have folk music in primary school, we sang english folk songs and we danced english, scottish and irish folk dances, and none of it had the competitive feel to it that Comhaltas has managed to encourage.
it is all very well talking about Ireland, Comhaltas has certainly got children playing music,but SOME[not all] of them do it because their parents make them, for the glory of winning competitions,some of them learn a couple of tunes very well on a number of instruments, but have a tiny repertoire, in a style developed purely for winning competitions.This competitive attitude CAN spill over into adulthood
The pipers club has a healthier attitude.