The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157386 Message #3715839
Posted By: The Sandman
10-Jun-15 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Subject: RE: Still wondering what's folk these days?
"Wall to wall traditional music programmes on the radio and television, two of the finest traditional music archives in the world, year round - music festivals and schools, thousands of kids playing like maestros - a respect for Irish traditional music throughout the world, applications for research and performance grants as easy as pushing on an open door (up to the Bankers shenanigans having naused up the economy)"
thousands of kids playing in the style of CCE, some looking miserable, dancers wearing ridiculous wigs and over the top apparrell,technically proficient players but who lack the joie de vivre of the emigrant irish playing in england, in the sixties and seventies, jim in my opinion you are talking up the situation, but then you have a vested interest in doing that, you fool nobody.