Mudcat Café message #896037 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57072   Message #896037
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Feb-03 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Why are some instruments slated?
Subject: RE: Why are some instruments slated?
Cluin has the explanation for bodhrans. Why anyone should make similar fun about banjos has always puzzled me. Perhaps it's because they look like bodhrans with strings? I think it's much more an 5-string American joke - people don't seem to make jokes about tenor banjos in Irish music. Not twice anyway.

Actrually the instruments that gets most groans (other than the newly bought bodhran with a bodhran basher to match) are the supernumerary guitars. One guitar, good, two ok. Three just about possible, but...Four or five and it's a din.

But then that goes for just about any instrument, except fiddles.