How do you define what is an Irish, Scottish or wherever tune?
I’m sure this has been tackled before but I’d be interested in hearing your views again. I thought about it when I just read comments to "Margaret’s" and it is, perhaps, relevant to the "Musicians from other traditions" thread.
How do we(or yourselves) define what is a Shetland, Irish, or Scottish tune…….?
Is it a tune composed by somebody living in that area, or a tune composed in the same style of the music from that area(by anyone, anywhere), or a tune popularised or adopted by players of that particular music?
Or is it better to think in terms of Irish, Scottish, Shetland, or wherever MUSIC as opposed to just the tunes themselves?