Mudcat Café message #3885908 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3885908
Posted By: Steve Shaw
31-Oct-17 - 06:54 AM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
1. Aural/oral: I know hundreds of tunes, four figures-worth maybe, and I learned every one of them by ear, starting in about 1990, 36 years after the definition you hate.

2. Carolan's tunes have been played in every session we had over twenty years. At least ten or twelve of them very frequently. All picked up by ear by a diverse bunch of blokes with varied "versions." If you really think that Carolan's tunes are fossilised, you clearly haven't heard any played in sessions or even on recordings, which are just as diverse as session "versions."

You give every impression here that you haven't a clue as to what you're talking about. Well some of us have been singing/playing this music for decades and we DO occasionally know what we're talking about. Could be that you know this music from your CD collection only. That's how you come across.