celtic or not celtic
As soon as someone use the word celtic on this site to describe music, he/she always get at least one remark that “you are probably meaning Irish, not celtic” and “if you really mean celtic, you must include Breton, Wales and even Turkey (since there once was celtic speaking people in Turkey)”.
OK, I get the point. “Celtic” is of course - historically speaking - an inadequate term.
BUT if you’re not only meaning the Irish tradition?
I mainly play Irish songs and tunes, but I also play a lot of Scottisch songs/tunes and would certainly like to learn a few from Cornwall.
What am I suppose to call it? Noone can deny that the Irish and Scottish traditions are linked together by common heritage and influences.
What do you say???
lars from Sweden (not a celtic country)