Mudcat Café message #390348 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30303   Message #390348
Posted By: Grab
05-Feb-01 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Subject: RE: I'm not anti Irish.. honest
Blame the Victorians and their marketing. Anyone writing music then had a simple rule for selling their songs successfully: if it's a jig, it's Irish; if it's a reel, it's Scottish.

Question is, does it stop being "Irish music" if it's written or played by an Englishman/American/four-eyed Martian? If so, does that mean that I can't say I play Delta blues bcos I've never been anywhere near the Missississississ(argh!)ippi?