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Ole Juul Country and Irish Music (51* d) RE: Country and Irish Music 05 Jun 14

BAW:"can't explain it - but country music - is part of the warp and weft o Irish folk music. stuff like Brennan on th Moor, Whisky in the Jar are so near in spirit to ballads like Jesse James. surely the connection is obvious."

I'm with you, but then I think that all popular music is folk, though not necessarily traditional, which is where I think people balk.

GSS:"with respect Al, country and irish is sentimental escapism that avoids any social comment issues,

Can't one not look at it as there being two kinds of "social comment"; those which are made deliberately from without, and those which are made from within by example?

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