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Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs

GUEST,Peter Laban 03 Mar 17 - 10:07 AM
Bonzo3legs 04 Mar 17 - 06:16 PM
Bonzo3legs 04 Mar 17 - 06:17 PM
Mr Red 05 Mar 17 - 08:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Mar 17 - 10:07 AM

In an interview with the Guardian yesterday he said:

Sheeran says of his label: "They were really, really against Galway Girl, because apparently folk music isn't cool. But there's 400m people in the world that say they're Irish, even if they're not Irish. You meet them in America all the time: 'I'm a quarter Irish and I'm from Donegal.' And those type of people are going to fucking love it. My argument was always: well, the Corrs sold 20m records. The label would say, 'Oh the Corrs, that was years ago,' but who's tried it since the Corrs? There's a huge gap in the market, and I promise you that in two years' time there will be a big folk band that comes up that's pop, and that will happen as a result of labels being like: 'Oh shit, if he can put a fiddle and uilleann pipe on it, then we can try it as well.'"

Which could be interpreted as a purely commercial gesture: tapping the Irish diaspora. But YMMV.


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Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Mar 17 - 06:16 PM

Ed Sheeran session on Chris Evans Breakfast Show!


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Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 04 Mar 17 - 06:17 PM

Ah, there are 4 songs in the last hour of the programme.


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Subject: RE: Ed Sheeran and Irish Folk Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Mar 17 - 08:56 AM

The history of pop is litered with people who have been used, have "used" stuff and say they love the music. From all I hear and read, Ed is way too smart for all that shit. He loves and lives music, but he ain't no mug. And he likes his Folk. Good on him.
It rewards him hansomely, but he gives back. And he really is a genuinely nice guy.


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