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GUEST,Wolfgang Celtic music (77* d) RE: Celtic music 12 Jan 05

In Germany, it's just a label for a certain type of music. The big shops need labels for the 'folksy' CDs to be found.

One shop had 'Barachois' (Canada) under 'Celtic' (well, I can understand them a bit, for the only alternative for music from North America was 'Country and Western'.

We have one alternative label and that is 'Irisch'. I've found the Watersons under 'Irisch', Dick Gaughan, Tannahill Weavers,....

One shop with the two categories 'Irisch' and 'Schottisch' had a CD with songs of Robert Burns under 'Irisch'. I asked them why and they told me that the label 'Schottisch' is only for big pipe bands.

In this context, there is no label 'Englisch' in Germany, never. English folk by default is either under the label 'Irisch' or under the label 'Schottisch' or 'Celtic'. One of the rare situations in this world in which 'scottish' (or 'irish') also includes 'english'. That's a little consolation for the many vice versa instances.


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