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Commander Crabbe Music in Co Clare (103* d) RE: Music in Co Clare 16 Apr 11


Steve

If you read the OP's post at 07:22 6th April, it states "We don't all play at the same time!" this would seem to imply that they are not a big band. Neither has it been suggested anywhere that they are hell bent on takeover bids either.

Peter

I couldn't agree with you more!

However Jim's comment

"How about your turning up at our local one night and listening while some goat-abusing pratt, obviously under the very mistaken belief that they are god's gift to the tradition, drives the playing of our own musicians into the ground with his/her unrythmical and certainly un-musical offerings."

To some would certainly appear to be somewhat bilious.

Jim

Pray how are people to grace you with their presence? You won't tell us where your session is. In fact your preference as stated earlier is to assume people are untalented and shepherd them off to Doolin!

You state that "All that is requested here is a little sensitivity and good manners" I don't find that offensive at all.

What I do find offensive however, is your assumption (especially as you've never met me) that I and others am not in possession of such.

I also find it quite hard to believe that the author of such astute comments such as:

"How about your turning up at our local one night and listening while some goat-abusing pratt, obviously under the very mistaken belief that they are god's gift to the tradition, drives the playing of our own musicians into the ground with his/her unrythmical and certainly un-musical offerings."

"Like Bannerboy, I've seen hundreds of sessions naused up by insensitive and (often) untalented ego-trippers - bodhrans, keyboards, 12-string Kalashnikovs - we've seen them all, and we still talk about them long after they've gone home - "Remember that goat-beating gobshite......" - and no doubt we will in the future."

Would have the gall to ask visitors for a little sensitivity and good manners!

Another thing you say,

"You may wish to tune your folk session to whoever turns up on the night; but to impose that policy on all clubs and folk venues is the worst case of 'folk policing' (not a term I'm particularly fond of but it seems to fit perfectly here) I've come across and is not only arrogant, but downright dictatorial."

Not quite as arrogant and dictatorial as directing all those who are not considered able enough to play in your session to Doolin methinks.

I'll also answer the question you wish.

"Don't you believe that visitors have behaved in the way we describe; do you think we're making it up - or do you think we should just lay back and think of Ireland?"

Oh we believe you all right, funnily enough it also happens here. As I said previously, you don't have the monopoly.

Finally Jim you are correct, I don't know you. And you may possibly be as good as you say you are.

Enjoy your sessions.

CC

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry van Dyke


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