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Posted By: GUEST,Observer
14-Aug-18 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Subject: RE: Contemporary Traditional Scottish Music?
Well Will I guess you just have to go on what people write and take it at face value. By the way this was you writing the following wasn't it:

Will Fly
Date: 20 May 18 - 11:45 AM

I couldn't agree more, Jim - I don't sing traditional "UK" songs because, on the whole, they simply just don't appeal to me. To be honest, I'm far more interested in melody, harmony, rhythm, musical form, technique and similar matters than in words - which is why I favour playing tunes over singing.

Having said that, I'm a great fan of 1930s popular song - sneered at, I'm afraid, by some on this forum as "Tin Pan Alley - from masters such as Kern, Gershwin, Warren, etc. I suppose, at heart, I'm just an old jazzer. Bob Copper once told me that his dad's favourite, non-folk, song was "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime" - so I'm not in bad company. :-)

By way of a casual observation, the above does not quite match up with your last contribution to this thread, where apparently you:

1. "play and sing a mixture of traditional songs and tunes from a variety of places."

2. "play in a ceilidh band;" [Not many old "Jazzers" do that]

3. "have Scottish, Irish and English roots, as it happens," Congratulations Will I would imagine that would make you exactly the same as the vast majority of the population of these islands and means absolutely nothing as does the fact that "two other members of the band are Scottish"