Fakers are sucking the life out of of irish music
Too lazy to practise. Happy to type. Your the man for the job
Too lazy to practise. Happy to type. Your the man for the job
if yout from a gaeltacht area thats supported by udaras na gaeltachta then you hit the nail on the head for faker. How many people do we know who get paid by the taxpayers of Ireland to raise their family through the medium of irish and yet sponge off the good intentions of a people? Should the real native people be draggedd down with this? I dont think so. The same thing is in danger of happening in irish traditional music whereby fakers from the geographic areas of Sliabh Luachra whonhave zero connections with Padraig O’Keefe or George Whelan fake their sleezy way to grants and money having turning their backs on a dying tradition at the vital moment previously. Where would one find a Sligo fiddler, a piper from Sliabh Luachra? Ha ha in a grant application but not in real life. Silly concertina and organists who were born in the geographic area. Wake up you morans, we spot that geographics, briocghaeltacht areas and music and indeed a physics have nothing in common with each either excepts that fakers link them.
Sounds a little like the ‘welfare system’ in the States. First I’ve heard of.
“Where would one find a Sligo fiddler”
Lord Gordon, I don’t know what you’re on about. You sound like a faker to me!
No, the life wasn’t sucked out of Irish music. The life was drawn upwards and out of Irish music. How?
I’ll jolly well tell you how: by a wavering green ray which has been beaming down for months, piercing the roof-tiles of pubs and kitchens worldwide. This energy-sapping ray is merely one of several “kultur-drainink tools” deployed by the crew of a craft captained by none other than Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. (You know him—he’s the guy who looks like that actor who played a KGB agent in that James Bond film? ’Memba?)
Or, most players are just sloppy poseurs like me. That’s Theory Two.
This is funny
Sounds like a spokesperson for RITM, the “Real” Irish Traditional music movement.
At times like this the english language falls short. If want to get pedantic
Irish music is played by the people who live on the island and those little bits off its coast.
But what about Kevin Burke, Michael McGoldrick, John Carty, Liz Carroll
etc. and the rest of us?
Nope, sorry - not Irish -- but the African and Polish migrants _are_
Irish. And wait til you hear the music their children starting making -
it won’t be your grandpa’s Irish music.
man oh man - typos a’plenty today
Just a guess:
Lord Gordon = guitar101
Probably took him a week to put together that second post.
Hup wrote “At times like this, the English language falls short.”
Short?! Egads, more like sucked right down into CERN’s newest black hole.
Here’s a sobering thought: writing is just thinking made visible.
Ahhh, here’s a more serious response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teWzsxITB1s
Lord Gordon has a point, albeit badly voiced but a point none the less. However, one cannot paint the whole of Irish speaking Ireland and its relationship with the grants system with one broad brush stroke. Apply the same argument to the midland farmers or the coastal fishing industry or CCE or a whole slew of minority interests and expect to get away lightly. Give us some background comrade, flesh in the picture for us.
Well my pig (out in the backyard) likes the new lipstick, but now is complaining about the nosehair plucker being made in china. 🙂
Who exactly are “the real native people of Ireland” ?
How is it that contributors who have time for paragraphs of incomprehensible ranting are unable or unwilling to provide a little identification?
Newspapers tend to require at least a traceable name and address before publishing a letter. Even a fictitious location and name of spurious instrument played would make me feel more indulgent.
Maybe farmers shouldn’t get supplements for staying on the land or fishermen either. Does Lord Gordon want everyone living in one of the sprawling urban metropolis areas! As for rubbishing all the great musicians who have came out of Sligo, Sliabh Luachra and Gaeltacht areas down through the years, I think it says it all about this thread!
Windup alert! Note that Lord Gordon has no history with this site on his or her profile. Just being a boor, and stirring things up.
Al you’re probably right and it was probably not worth wasting time on it. My only worry though is that some young impressionable person might be influenced by this drivel who, when he grows up and gets a government or civil service position, decides to cut all grants to those wasters who live outside the Pale!
“too lazy to practice and too happy to type”……damn, that’s some funny stuff right there.
I should know better than to be sipping coffee when I open a thread like this one. Anybody got any paper towels?
“Fakers are sucking the life out of of irish music”
Try saying that fast ten times.
Sounds like sour grapes after being turned down for a grant to me.
either that or he forgot to take his Prozac
Ya sassa gibble-dee acka-fram! Macka randoslosh! [pounds on bar with fist]
OK, here’s my guess:
The gubmint of Ireland gives grants to folks to move into and live in the Gaeltacht areas, and Lord Gordon would prefer to see that money given to the local people who have lived there for years, in order for them to uplift and preserve their own culture themselves.
I’ve always wanted a title; I had no idea it was so easy.
I am now a knight. Well, it’s not official yet, but I own a sword and I know a drag queen so I can make it happen.
I love ‘wake up you morans’. I hope the entire Moran clan is already considering an uprising.
And then there’s ‘where would one find a Sligo fiddler?’ In Sligo still, I hope.
I see ‘Lord Gordon’ has been posting similar drivel on the ‘pets’ thread’.
Given that nobody really seems to know what the good Lord is talking about or even what his chosen dialect is, I am reminded of the quote by someone famous (Einstein, perhaps?) who said something to the effect of “It’s amazing how a trifling investment of fact can yield such wholesale returns of conjecture.”
Ah yes, Sir Marklar, from the planet Marklar. Marklar to your Marklar, Marklar.
Oh - and that anyone who posts on such sites as these are ruining the music cause we are all Fakers - which is funny because Lord Gordy - you posted in the first place…what a faker.
Every Site has to close ….what better way for the FAKERS..to bow out …than with a bit of ….IDENTITY…..
All of you who love …play …and breath ITM…must visit SAM…and hear the Famous …Tommy Fegan….piper extraordinairde……
Time to call a HALT…to …..bullsh*t
Emmet Quinn …..Camlough SAM
What is SAM? South Armagh or something?
Good …..a little appreciation is a minimal part ………Thanks a mill for gett ing sam right………try a little more??????
“Fakir…..off !” [ “Carry On Up The Khyber” ].
Well i have my opinion and i stand by it
We should be proud of the Irish government’s support of the language and in recent years in music from what i see. Although I don’t speak Irish myself I can see the success of TG4 in promoting the language and the music.
If your post is a windup I don’t find it too funny at all
I’m disappointed. I thought this’d be a good opportunity to rail about certain local session barnacles that show up and pretend to play their instruments… or worse still, actually play them!