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Interesting e-mail

The Villan 04 Oct 07 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,nickp (cookieless) 04 Oct 07 - 04:22 AM
Darowyn 04 Oct 07 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,A descendant of Sullivan 04 Oct 07 - 02:22 AM
Herge 04 Oct 07 - 02:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
From: The Villan
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:28 AM

Categorising drives people bonkers.
You do what you do. If people enjoy it, then so much the better. If they don't then thats up to them. If yuou enjoy doing what you do, then thats great.
Stick with what you are doing and ignore e-mails like that.

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Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
From: GUEST,nickp (cookieless)
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:22 AM

Funny, I always thought HTTW was of English descent...

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Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
From: Darowyn
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 02:40 AM

Am I wrong in thinking that "tinkers" are culturally part of the Roma (Romany/traveller) tradition, and thus relatively recent immigrants to Ireland, as compared with the "true Irish" of the Gaeltacht who are descendents of the original hunter gatherers who walked into Eirne across what is now the Channel ?

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Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
From: GUEST,A descendant of Sullivan
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 02:22 AM

Fans like that you can do without!

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Subject: Interesting e-mail
From: Herge
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 02:18 AM

Just though I'd share this e-mail I got today from a 'fan' in USA - for your info our bands website is

To Whom It May Concern,

   I came across your website while searching and I will start out by saying that I am more privy to what TRUE Irish Music is to sound like then the average person today! And I am of Irish Traveller heritage from America but am also a dual citizen of Ireland through that ancestry and have lived on and off in Ireland over the years. First off, you are not a true Irish band once you have a guitar which is an instrument of Spanish and Portuguese culture. It was in the 1950's when Irish Music was first contaminated with this instrument which has infiltrated the mainstream ever since. The problem is that originally Irish Music was strictly the music of the Tinkers and when the invaders began to get ahold of it that was the end of it except for those few people left who played it in their barrel-tops or mud wall cottages!
   And to name your band "Haste To The Wedding" is an absolute insult to the Travellers because whether you know it or not that was originally a song about a Travellers wedding! There is no joy in your music which is missing in every so-called "Irish" band out there today and I know what it is supposed to sound like since I have musicians in my family who would not degrade themselves to play for anyone other then their own kin! And I am only 28 years of age to boot but I have had a mother and ancestors who took the time to hand this down to me and my great-grandfather was a Moonlighter from Kerry and none of you in Ireland would be anywhere if it was not for someone like him! And now whenever I go over to Ireland I am treated like an idiot just because they hear my American accent! But, I know my history and everyone in Ireland today with the exception of very, very few are afraid to think about the ones who were pushed to America since they were the strongest fighters and would not cut deals with the Limies! Everything which is of real, solid, tradition is hated in Ireland today. And lastly, at the spot where your website states to click to hear Haste To The Wedding, what I heard was not even that tune. So, just wanted you to know that there is still a thinking person out there who cannot be snowed on who the original peoples of Ireland are and what their music is supposed to sound like!

Good Luck In Trying to Imitate Us,

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