Why the snobbery?
I’m curious as to why so many trad players are so snobbish and rigid about the supposed purity of a session.
I really enjoy sessions, playing or just listening, but an evening gets terrible boring for me when it’s just tune after tune.
Why do you all shun groups that mix it up with ballads and tunes, like the Dubliners or Wolf Tones of the older generation? And god forbid, if someone were to play a Waterboys song and expect the trad guys to back them up a bit.
Why is that such a crime to you all? It makes the evening far more interesting to hear a mix of things, especially songs.