How not to play Irish music
For pure amusement, post examples of people butchering Irish music, or perhaps merely just playing it the "wrong way". Don’t know how to explain it really but I remember seeing a bunch of classical musicians trying to play Irish music, complete with their sheet music stands in front of them and what have you. It just sounded so… not real!? It was so lifeless, no lilt, no soul, just mechanic and dull.
In any case, I’ll start
As a piano-box player myself I know it has a certain rep among some (imo inward thinking) trad musicians. This video confirms anyone’s fears. Thankfully, currently present at Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, I’m constantly reminded why the piano accordion absolutely does deserve a place among ITM instruments. But if you have any doubts, maybe avoid this video 🙂 (and I apologise if the player in the video happens to be posting here… but hey it was 5 years ago so I sincerely hope you’ve come to understand how to play Irish music on the PA in the meantime if so!)