Sean nos singing
I’m curious to know whether I’m in a small minority or unique in finding it difficult to not alone like or appreciate but even tolerate listening to sean nos singing most of the time.I find it pretty tuneless and the main importance seems to be the story content.
I fail to understand the thinking that beautiful airs have their origin in sean nos since the melodies don’t tend to be very inspiring.
In fact I’ve only been listening to ITM for the last two years.Previously I was sensitised to the extent the ‘off’ button got pressed if ITM came on radio.I partly blame sean nos (and partly Comhaltas mass recordings/performances) for this.
What do you think?