> A frustration that I have, though, is that there's little opportunity to
> listen to Irish music _except_ in that roaring session in the
> archetypical smoky pub. As we've discussed, a performance outside the
> context of sessions and dances is as potentially musical and tradtional
> as anything else. There seems to surprisingly little of it about.
> Given the huge amount of sessioning going on out there, I'd expect a
> significant amount of performance-oriented music as well. From my
> experience you pretty much have to get at the record store.
> *** Mike O'Regan ([log in to unmask])
Hmmm...good points, Mike. I can see how having only sessions as a venue
could get old. As in all things, a balance is best, perhaps.
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