Musical Food For Thought,,
Some of you Folks from the Session, might like this
sort of thing - I was sent this From a Dear Friend -
Brian - Derry or Londenderry Fiddler, whichever you prefer.
Read this Link — If you can — lol.
My Answer - Below =
Like this man I grew up in a non tradition world,,
Orange Bands, Pop music - Rolling Stones,, But my Father
liked among Sinatra/Cole — Tchaikovsky/Wagner,,, Which
I heard a lot of.. But among them He would play the Dubliners
And a fiddler he thought was Great - Sean Maguire….I thought
later on this Odd, as he was an Orangeman, And my friends around
my street told me this was ” Fenian Music ”….
Later on I started to like this Folk music music Dubliners etc,
Sounded like some of the Orange tune’s I knew - Just different
Word’s - lol. I would listen to the song’s but lift the needle
up and skip that Diddle - dee music, which all to me sounded
the same. In my youth still A Fanatic, on the Stone’s,I heard
of where these guys who played that auld Dubliners and so called,
Fenian Music,, But I liked it so much I took a chance and went
into what for some reason was - ” A Catholic Bar ”Just to hear
This - Irish music. After being in there listen to Dubliners song’s
I found there was more Prod’s than just me — A at least two of
where playing this stuff— lol. The rest Musicaly is History for
I havent a great attention span esp - to literature,, But could
listen to Mahlar Symphonies and Wagner’s Ring Cycle for long enough.
But I have looked through Bits of This article from The Journal of
Music.. And agree with alot -but I seem to have heard much and indeed
read similar before,,, On < structures is an essential human trait,>
Yes thats Human’s ok - Trying to make sence out of what they Dont really
Understand, In music like other things Written Words cannot capture the
feeling of what Musical emotion’s,, Like a parapsychologist trying to
explain the Supernatural. Or once when a man fixing our washing
machine - when I ask him about getting Shocked, He said ” Electricity,
is like God, you cant see it,, But you know its there.”- lol.
Talking about the Swing style that I also love in this great music,
I prefer the North Leitrim variety,, We may have been Influenced by the
then popular swing of 1920s America - This may also be true as we Humans
are all Mimic’s, thats how we learn. Maybe music itself was taken from
the Bird’s,, As in for example, That lovely Reel ” THE MORNING THRUSH ”.
Even now that mimicry is going on to this day, in Irish Music, with young
one’s useing more Easten, and even Old Easten once Soviet Bloc countries
But to Cut A Hell of a long story short,, Once a Banjo Playing friend said
to me when talking like this before - About Music fiddles and Fiddle playing etc,,
He said =
” Jim, just put tha fiddle under yer chin an play the bloody thing ”
( In an east Antrim accent ) — lol..