Mudcat Café message #936190 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58902   Message #936190
Posted By: GUEST
18-Apr-03 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
Hi Don,

Funny you should mention that the native born Irish don't object. Our local Irish folk tend to be much more impressed when I sing a standard than when I sing a more off-the-beaten-track traditional song.   We try to meet them in the middle. For example, recent additions to our repertoire are Spancil Hill and Irish Molly O. I have a specific request for Irish Eyes at a wedding this spring, so I will have to grit my teeth and learn it.

Maybe you can find some comfort in the thought that you are not alone in your feelings, and maybe try playing in other settings with others that are like minded. If you have a more trad band on the side, you might feel better being in the band with Mr. Irish microphone.   Try calling him Mr. Irish Microphone.... hee hee.

Claire