Mudcat Café message #3512783 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150726   Message #3512783
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
07-May-13 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: Clapping along at trad sessions
Subject: RE: American Clapping along.
They are not musicians (probably), and they'd do the same for "American" singers in a similar style of music.
Happens all the time.
It is indeed a way to enjoy the craic.
Lots of causes though. Some of them, I think, are indeed related to an "American" versus an "Irish" aesthetic.
Though I don't think setting up the question as [ American = weird/wrong/etc] is very productive.