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Posted By: Sleepy Rosie
22-Jan-09 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Why folk clubs are dying
Subject: RE: Why folk clubs are dying
"Oooooh (sucking of teeth sound!) Complicated one this Rosie - there are accounts of singers being taught by older singers - Joe Heaney and Johnny McDonagh were both 'taught' by their uncle, Colm Keane."

Fair do's Jim C. As you might possibly have gathered by now, I'm no expert. I am however greatly enjoying the exchange of thoughts here, all of which will hopefully engender rather more (albeit primarily autodidactic) educated informed engagement in future.

As for storytelling, I'd be remiss in not mentioning my own mendicant Irish 'rougue' Grandfather, whose broken yet utterly seductive Fey-winged Pneuma - if not the precise memory of the tales themselves - remains beating in my own hearts breath to this very day.