> Perhaps because "New Age" is a little tooo nebulous a term? And
> perhaps because of the association, real or assumed, between New Age
> music and sundry weird forms of spirituality known as "New Age"?
> Jeffrey Erickson
> I think there is actually New Age music that is *not* Celtic ...
> Kitaro, Windham Hill, a lot of techno-ambiotic stuff (ambiotic fluid?).
> I think Celt/New Age is just a different genre from "pure" New Age.
I see. Could it also be because:
1) This techno-ambi[whatever] music doesn't really *have* a name to it.
2) Everyone loves Irish music.
3) Everyone loves the Irish. ;)
4) Irish sells because of #2 and #3.
5) Ergo, because of #1 and #4, give this stuff with no name an
Irish-ish name, because the average (American?) doesn't distinguish
between "Celtic" (pronounced "seltik") and "Irish." The music then
conjures up images of ol' Paddy down by the bog relaxing from a hard
day of potato farming by playing with his $50,000 worth of
synthesizer and amplification equipment.
Just a thought ...
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