Mudcat Café message #3977035 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165645   Message #3977035
Posted By: Jim Carroll
16-Feb-19 - 06:54 AM
Thread Name: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
Subject: RE: Where Have all the Folkies Gone
"I didn't mean 'traddies' as a compliment-many of them are a pain in the arse"
As are many snigger snogwriters and wannybe Clancys - don't get me started about bodhran bashers
Ireland is undergoing a Traditional music Renaissance which has guaranteed its survival for several generations
I sat in talk/session last night with the second and third generation of a musical family Tom McCathy's - piper, concertina player whistler and fiddler - nearly 20 years dead
Ten members of his family were there daughters and grandchildren - all masters of their instruments
Beats your singing pullovers any day
Jim