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Thread #167123 Message #4026742
Posted By: Daniel Kelly
07-Jan-20 - 08:29 AM
Thread Name: Types of folk music you like or dislike
Subject: RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike
The concert that Joe Heaney did in Australia, recorded by Warren Fahey and up on his website is incredible.
On the other hand, listening to the interviews that 'collectors' did with Joe is just terrible, because you can hear that they just don't 'get' what Joe is trying to explain to them.
I think it may be because unless you hear the songs through the eyes and ears of someone raised in Connacht, listening around the peat fire in the evening, the songs don't speak to you.
I can listen to Joe sing for hours.
I cannot listen to orchestra backed opera singers with affected accents singing the peoples music of Ireland.
Also a plug for Song of Granite, a fantastic movie about source singers in Ireland and Joe's life.