>The term came to be with Riverdance and is sort of like an "in" term to use
>but IMO it lacks definintion and therefore is a non word..
>Sorry Jean, not picking on you -- I just hate the C non-word... LOL
>Flame away -- all you Celtic music lovers LOL
This isn't a flame, so don't worry. That term has been around a LOT longer
than Riverdance, though.
No words lack definition, because if they do, then, well, by definition
they're not words. I think the term is traditionally used to mean Irish
and Scottish music, because they're the Celtic groups with the most influence
in the English-speaking world. It may be a dumb term, sure, but it's been
around and is in common parlance. Just having heard of Bretons or the Cornish
makes you more educated than the average person, anyway.
Local CD stores have Irish and Scottish bands mixed in the Celtic section,
and sometimes put the GHB stuff in separate bins. Now THAT's funny, too.
Stuart Hall ([log in to unmask])