Mudcat Café message #523822 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18581   Message #523822
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
08-Aug-01 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
I didn't use to be a Balkanophile, M.Ted, until some years ago when I heard our local Edinburgh guitar hero Tony McManus play some of these tunes (written, as he put it, in socket-wrench sizes rather than time signatures).

Over the last year or so I have got to know an Albanian violinist (political refugee) quite well, and he jams with us at our local cafe most weekends, so I have got used to 11/16 and similar strange rhythms.

Murray