Musical interests of your session mates outside the innermost circle of ITM relevancy
I love Irish traditional music. I live for a night of tunes at my local session. There is nothing better than an endless night of endless tunes; if such a nirvanic state exists outside my personal pipedreams.
But methinks sessions’ personalities are rarely so single-minded. Are the things most relevant to ITM simple? What are the most relevant ideals of Irish sessions? Pardon my broad questions. My intention is not to be flippant about the need for sessions (& the~session in particular) to have a purpose and keep a steady course. That in itself is relevant. Isn’t it? I do respect the tunes, the sessions, the players, the traditions which have survived; maybe even thrived, the test of time. Do you think they have done so by divine providence, by the virtue of dedicated musicians relentless in the pursuit of ITM relevancy?
Or do you think what is relevant in the longevity of Irish traditional music is vast & few people can imagine all things might be *relevant* here.
Thanks in advance for your musings.