Politics at the Fleadh
Is it not true that the comhaltas ethos is to promote music amongst youngsters and to encourage us to play music? Why then do competitions constantly get won on the basis of not how u have played sang or danced but who u know, what your connections are ,or where u come from. For example, one judge said to a friend of mine about her singing, shes from britain, "in order to sing about the country u need to be from the country". What sort of attitude is that and what is the point of having Comhaltas branches in Britain? Comhaltas needs a re-jig because whilst its ideas are good there are some judges who will give 1st place not to the best player but to the best politician and brown noser!