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DonMeixner Performance Question about Dialects (24) RE: Performance Question about Dialects 15 Apr 20

Thank you both. Actually I am thinking of both accents and dialects. I have played for 30+ years in an Irish folk band and have steadfastly refused to add an Irish accent to any song unless I was burlesquing something.

I know there is a difference between dialects and accents but the line blurs. It can be hard to say I Dinna Ken with out sounding like Commander Scott.

By example "I'll busk ye braw and fairer, so you could bear the gree"
from "Pad The Road". I know what this line means and with the context of the verse it is pretty easy for me to "New York" it up for local understanding. But there is a charm that is lost if the dialect goes too far away. Imagine Yogi Berra singing this, hell imagine Yogi Berra singing.

There are a lot of songs I would like to perform. I just don't care to be accused of having an Irish Microphone ever again.

Thanks for the reply.


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