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GUEST,Anne Croucher Guitars, Bodhrans and Irish Music (76* d) RE: Guitars, Bodhrans and Irish Music 12 Apr 04


Having stood outside a pub and listened to the general effect of several violins being sawn in half to the acompanyment of battered bhorans and over plecked guitars, I have to agree with the man that it is a low form of music.

Mind you anyone spelling Duffy as Dubhthaig marks himself out as being akin to a Hyacinthe Bucket.

I have no real dislike of things Irish, but do feel that a little more effort might make an improvement to what is usually a general noise, with each player trying to out volume their neighbour.

I once heard a rather elderly lady with a harp who sang half the time in Gaelic and the effect was like standing beside a fountain of music and just remembering makes my eyes flood, it was so beautiful.

Now if there was just one drop of that music in all the deedleedling twenty times round because no one knows how to stop - that would be something to travel to hear.

Anne


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