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Thread #162666   Message #3900656
Posted By: Jim Carroll
20-Jan-18 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
"only partly true, "
Not in the slightest Dick - the Media dengrated Irish music ad "diddly di" until it realised that it had become popular again, then they jumped on the bandwagon
Parental encouragement in the form of driving young people into the competition based arms of Comhaltas drove moe of them out than it did commit people top music
Everything good that has happened in the last thirty years has come from ITMA and The Willie Clancy Summer School approach
Even Comhaltas have been given a new lease of life from the upturn with dying branches springing back to life
CCE was one described by Irish music's leading researcher as "an organisation with a fine future behind it" - a perfect summing-up
No intention in allowing you to divert this argument - the answer to this is evident