Why is traditional Irish music tradition so alive?
Folk music in Germany is completely out of fashion. The young generation prefers electronic music or writes English songs. The rest enjoys classical music. Also, the German music lovers mostly enjoy a passive consume of music. Very, very seldom you can hear somebody playing live at a party, in a pub or similar locations - despite of concerts, where you have to pay lots of money for. Public sessions don’t exist at all.
Not so the Irish music. All generations seem to enjoy traditional folk music, females and males alike, and there is such a huge number of good musicians over there, as if Ireland had the size of Russia.
How comes, this tradition has survived?