>>>...I play, I tell them it's Irish traditional music.
>same here. I had a masterclass at uni, in which our group decided to play
jig or two just to piss off the 'early music' guy that was taking the
he kept asking what type of music it was, and kept saying nastily "it's
music isn't it" (with an emphasis on folk, as if it were a nasty strain of
herpes) and I would respond with "it's traditional Irish music" which would
infuriate him even more. hehe...really know how to rub people the wrong
I have a question.
I sometimes enjoy listening to Middle Eastern and Indian classical music
and especially to Armenian classical music. It sounds like 'folk' music to
me. I know that a lot of Western classical music is based on folk music so
it wouldn't be unlikely my untrained ears couldn't tell the difference if
other classical genre were very different than folk traditions with which
they are associated. That said, is there some kind of anti-Western bias
labeling traditional Irish music as 'folk?' I'm certainly not affended by
the 'f***' word but I am curious as to the distinction.
Jesse 'who thinks the Theme from The Magnificent Seven is classical
Western music' Owsley