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Thread #97737   Message #1928110
Posted By: bbc
06-Jan-07 - 07:42 AM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Shaneo,

Part of the "problem" w/ Americans not drinking may be that it's simply not a part of our culture to expect to combine music & drinking (I realize I don't speak for all of us here.). I'd be much more comfortable w/ a cover charge, so that I could enjoy the music & not be expected to drink. It's not a matter of being cheap or unappreciative. Americans may just not understand the custom or be heavy drinkers. We don't have pubs in our country in the same way you have them in England & Ireland. The most common place I hear folk music at home is at a twice-a-month concert series held in a church hall.

best,

bbc