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Mikey joe Is being traditional traditional? (49) RE: Is being traditional traditional? 30 Oct 00


Irish music is not about playing reels jigs polkas slides etc. It is not about fiddles, guitars, amhrans bodhrans, amadans (sorry CM). It is about the very essence of what all these are capable (in the right hands) of producing. John B Keane once described heaven as existing where the tune stops and the silence begins. I know it sounds completely romantic and like I've my head up my arse. But all I'm trying to say is Irish music is alive, it moves and flows and different people in different times flavour its eternal substance with their own experience. So yes it is traditional to help the music evolve.

Sorry for this load of shite

Mj


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