> Seamus sed:
> |Do you mean they'll eventually lose interest ?.. or they're not really
> |listening to each and every part of tunes ?.. I suppose you're talking
> |about non-musicians. I think that once a person gets interested in the
> |traditional Irish music that they'd be always interested/listening,
> |especially with the great numbers of trad musicians in Ireland, the US,
> |Canada and GB.. I expect the trad music perpetuating even further.
> |I don't think that they're is a "playing/not listening" problem at
> |all but certainly something to keep in mind..
> Actually, I was referring to that lack of focused attention people
> give to the tunes themselves, the music itself. The people no longer
> *focus* on *listening* to the music, but rather feel that it is a
> pleasant background filler, and "hear" it in the background.
> When you turn the music on on the stereo, do you actually sit and
> listen to it? or do you read a book, cook dinner, brush the cat, etc?
> 150 years ago, music was such a rarity, that it's very existance had
> much more meaning to the average listener (when they had a chance to
> hear it) than it does today. This is what I was talking about.
yes, I really listen to the music, when listening at home I usually
practise to it with the whistle or bodhran, when at work like now I
listen too, and I especially listen when playing in a session.