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Orac Help: Is Folk music in England Celtic? (55* d) RE: Help: Is Folk music in England Celtic? 29 Aug 02

This seems to be returning to a thread that I started a while back complaining that the Irish seem to claim ownership of everything these days... particularly when the are flogging books of "Irish Music". I'm not sure what is meant by "Celtic" music either. If you listen to any "Celtic" music programme on the radio (such as The Celtic Fringe) you will find that most of it is the corniest and certainly the worst of American C&W music..with a smattering of smiling Daniel .. because thats what they listen to these days in Ireland. There is very little "folk" music at all. "Celtic music" is a commodity packaged to be sold to mainly ignorant tourists and doesn't actually exist. Most of the songs about how wonderful Ireland is are written by Americans but I note that they don't go and live there..... And there's forty shades of green.... la la

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