Connemara Music Tradition?
I have a question about distinct musical and cultural traditions in singing, storytelling and such things. Are there two distinct and different styles? One being the popular ballads recorded by folk revivalists like Luke Kelly, Liam Clancy, Ewan MacColl and many others where the singer conveys a story. The other is more intricately interwoven elements: the story told in the song, conveying emotions through the song and maybe hinting as to the ‘real’ backstory which the singer knows but does not completely reveal in words.
I am referring to Connemara because I think what I am asking for might be an essential part of the tradition there.