Lilina thorpe say:
> Dan asks about mixes of different traditions...add Welsh..Hungarian gypsy
> music...and don't forget Klezmer..just for fun. Yes, it's a mash, but
> after a few guinness and the sound system turned off...well, what the
> heck! Anyway, after hearing the latest Kevin Burke CD which has a
> wonderful blend of eastern European and celtic, "mashing"is even more
Hear hear! These really fit in surprisingly well with Irish music.
It's a little strange to the stolid traditionalist, but I really like
the holistic nature it can add to a performance (does that make
A similar effect can be gained by playing Breton tunes (they seem more
E. European than Irish anyway), and I guess it is not uncommon to hear
an eastern European tune played in a Breton set. Kornog plays a
roumanian tune or two, as does Christian Lemaitre when he is (was?)
outside of Kornog.
One of the sessions I go to regularly has been getting slow lately.
So every now and then I'll pull out a Hungarian or Roumanian tune,
just to wake 'em up... :)
It keeps the backup players awake too... :)