Mudcat Café message #896025 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57072   Message #896025
Posted By: Cluin
22-Feb-03 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: Why are some instruments slated?
Subject: RE: Why are some instruments slated?
It's not the instrument. It's how they are played. A badly played guitar is as objectionable as a badly played set of bagpipes. A well-played instrument is a well-played instrument, no matter what variety.

The reason bodhrans (I play one of those too) come under such bad press is because so many festival-goers or music-lovers see them played, think they look easy, buy one and sit down at the first session they come across and start flailing away as loudly and insensitively as possible (or so it seems), all the way through every tune. Where there's smoke, there's fire.