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GUEST,Sharon G BS: Gaelic Roots and Paddy Glackin (10) RE: BS: Gaelic Roots and Paddy Glackin 26 Jun 02

Barry- I have absolutely no disagreement with any of your comments. I have great respect for Seamus Connolly - he is a genius among fiddlers, a true gentleman and has created a unique program with Gaelic Roots. & Everything you said about the traditional musicians and their experiences and perception is something I'm aware of and appreciate.

It's definitely a reality check to come to Gaelic Roots- It's easy to overestimate skills or progress when you're more isolated (like me, in Arizona) and of course, I aspire to a higher level of playing than I'm able to reach at this point in my life. I have found the experience at Gaelic Roots both inspiring and discouraging.

As far as "advanced & intermediate" - they have different connotations depending on the context. In the case of GR classes in the past, intermediate players would be those who could play a variety of tunes, but not necessarily with ornaments or up to speed, while advanced were those who could play many tunes up to speed and were more interested in style. Compared to the instructors, there really aren't very many students at GR who are truly advanced players.

Anyway - thanks for the comments- Sharon

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