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Thread #58902   Message #936146
Posted By: GUEST,Claire
18-Apr-03 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect

Thanks for clarifying, I can see much more what your issue is now. I have to say that I would have a very big problem listening to your friend do his Irish microphone thing if I were in a band with him. When you are in a band, each of you helps create the band's personality and the over-the-top phony accent would grate on me. I was recently at an event where the MC did did that type of stuff. To me, it felt insulting to the Irish, but it was just a one time thing and he wasn't in my band, so it was fine.

As for the radio show, there is an incompatibility between your band's style and the style of the show, so no biggie - it happens.

Have you thought of talking to your front guy and telling him of your concerns. Maybe you could say something like... let's try mixing up some of the Irishy banter with other types of stage banter, for variety.

Good luck to you, Claire