ITM bands (the concept) Ireland compared to US etc.
Before I explain what I’d like to ask, I’m going to confess that only after a short period of time playing ITM back in the early 80s — I started a "band." It was totally premature, and I was nowhere near ready to play gigs… but there I was. I’ve noticed when reading threads in this forum that it’s not uncommon among people outside of Ireland. I haven’t found one example of a beginner in Ireland starting a "band." So why do we (outside of Ireland) tend to "start bands" before we can hardly even play, and you Irish folks don’t? Do the Irish folks just have better sense? Am I wrong in my observation?