Irish and world music
Does anyone have any ideas on why Irish music completely avoids some of the scales used in other musical traditions - for example "phrygian" scales with flat seconds etc..?
A couple of observations come to mind in this connection:
It seems that pretty much all the scales used in Irish music are used in Indian music, including the use of varying versions when ascending vs descending. Without wanting to offend anyone, I might say that the scales of Irish music form a kind of "subset" of the raga system of Indian classical music.
I’ve heard some amazing music by a group called "The lost music of Celtarabia." Anyone else heard this and have any comments?