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Thread #165645   Message #3976264
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Feb-19 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
It was a practice for the residents
MacColl often advised singers to sing in their own accents - that makes sense to me
I have no intention of falling into o of your Alice in Wonderland rabbit holes bu one more point
You don't insult people by trying to imitate peoples accents - invariably you become a source of amusement - we used to call them 'Mickey-Mouse singers" - Tim Lyons once described them as "Glochamorra singers"
You do far more damage to yourself by imitating accents that are not yours
You need to hand around in the bar after someone who has attempted an 'Oirish' accent has just left
Over and out ick
Jim Carroll