Mudcat Café message #3516058 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150726   Message #3516058
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
17-May-13 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: Clapping along at trad sessions
Subject: RE: Clapping along at trad sessions
I think this thread is maybe a wee bit unfair to the average American tourist.We have a weekly Friday night pub session after our open mic and it tends to be a mixture of songs (both folkie and other styles) and trad (mostly Scottish) tunes. I find the American tourists on the whole just tend to sit and soak in the atmosphere with big smiles on their faces and, compared to most other tourists, they are good in offering to buy the musicians beers! I don't think the average American tourist is any worse a clapper than the average tourist from elsewhere in Scotland or indeed England or Ireland. I think the point is maybe more just the average tourist (wherever they come from) isn't a traddie musician.