Mudcat Café message #3835138 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161377   Message #3835138
Posted By: GUEST,matt milton
27-Jan-17 - 03:53 AM
Thread Name: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
U2 used to sing 'The Auld Triangle' as a staple on one of their tours. Does that mean we should have a thread on what a great folksinger Bono is, and how he introduced loads of people to Irish folk music? Ditto Thin Lizzy for their version of Whisky in the Jar. This is pretty thin gruel.

Fact is, if somebody really really loves a certain type of music, they tend to sing more than one song in that genre.

I wonder if there are hip-hop fans posting on hip-hop forums about what a great job Jim Moray is doing introducing folkies to hip-hop, given that he once featured a rapper on one track on one of his many albums (his version of Lucy Wan)? Hands up how many mudcatters became big converts to UK Grime after hearing that?