The "Greats" of Trad.
I’m doing an A-level Irish oral and we have to write a speech and I’m writing it about traditional msic. I wanted to do a paragraph on the champoins of this music, and those who were considered great at thier time and are still revered now. I’m taking it right back to O Carolan and moving on from there. I know that all instrument players have their own legends, such as Joe Burke for box players, and Johnny Doran/Willie Clancy for pipers, and I’m really interested to hear about the people you guys feel have had the most influence and contributed most to the music, even if they never became "famous" for it.
Hopefully I can learn a lot bout the origins and histroy of this music, and I’m looking forward to reading your responses.
Is mise le meas,