Examples of “geantraí”
I watch the programs under the Ceoil button on www.Tg4.tv, and I don’t really understand what geantraí means. It’s a dance measure? Like a jig or something? Why is the term not popularly used? Also, Steve Cooney was on the program documenting the life of Séamus Goodman, and he discussed a dance type from the collection transcribed 150 years ago that was unlike any other beat in Irish music. He played an example of it, and I wonder if anyone knows of other examples of the dance type he discussed? Lastly, whoever these nasty nerds are that feel it their right to rip into musicians on these discussion boards, I can’t begin to say how much it disgusts me, and I’m sure other decent people. The spirit in which these comments are made is so hostile and counter-productive to the project of Irish cultural renaissance, I am surprised there is so little objection to their obnoxious know-it-allism.