Mudcat Café message #3903974 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163551   Message #3903974
Posted By: GUEST,Captain Swing
05-Feb-18 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Review: Celtic Connections
Subject: RE: Review: Celtic Connections
Scotland, unlike the rest of the UK, actively promotes its traditional music and the new music that comes from those roots. CC is a superb festival that celebrates the fruits of the journey that Scottish music has made around the globe. In some cases the music has changed more than in other cases - that's what a tradition does. Those variations and developments will sometimes be contentious - that's a good thing, promotes discussion, interest, criticism.

I'd rather hear the music developing and being played and encouraged than, as in much of the rest of the UK, it being the preserve of a relatively small group of ageing people.