Cultural Identity of Non-Irish people who play Trad Music?
I went to a great session in Galway during the summer in an Irish speaking Pub and at some stage in the evening I realised that myself and friend were the only Irish people in the session, the rest were from France Spain Holland Israel etc
After finding that a bit weird, I then realized that the Irish Trad Session is a pretty unique situation globally, I was just wondering…. do keen players of Irish trad music from other country’s begin to Identify to Ireland to the point that they start considering themselves Irish?….
(Forget about Americans for the moment 🙂 )