In answer to Bob Lienhart's question of whether the discussion should
be Irish only or not, if my memory serves my correctly, before the list went
moderated way back when, as long as it was Celtic, it was okay. And if you
think on it, the Scots were Irish a few centuries ago, so the argument can be
made that Ssottish music is just another form of trad Irish music or whatever.
I don't care, because I think the discussion of trad Irish music would be
helped by a comparision with the music played across the Irish Sea.