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Posted By: Big Mick
03-May-06 - 09:39 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Musak?
Subject: RE: Folklore: IPaddy Molony Commisar of Orirish Musak?
I have stopped into this thread several times and I am switched if I can figure out what the point is. Sounds to me like you are holding Moloney and company responsible for the fact that folks like their music. You attack CD's like "Another Country" and "Long Black Veil" simply because Moloney, like any good musician, decided to stretch his abilities, have a party, and show the similarities (borne of a common root) of different forms.

If I am wrong and you are upset at those for whom their journey into the realms of this genre begins and ends with The Chieftains, fair enough. But many folks are like that, in fact I would venture guess that the vast majority are. And if you have just a few preferences, these lads ain't a bad one to be in the mix.

My own musical library is vast and my tastes run deep in the various forms of Irish and Scottish music. But I enjoy Paddy and the lads as well as any out there. He has done as much or more as anyone to promote our music to the broader audience.

Mick