What other music do you especially like - and why?
I am assuming that most of you don’t like *only* ITM and probably (like me) have a wide variety of musical tastes.
The music that I ‘especially’ like, apart from Irish, Scottish & English traditional music, is early music & baroque - I think the baroque patterns have something in common with Scottish & Irish ITM, and there’s a link up with English folk tunes and songs via Playford.
I’m writing this on the day after we went to see Rachel Podger play with our local ensemble Norwich Baroque. It was electric. They finished with a folia arranged by Geminiani - the spontaneity (though rehearsed, Rachel is a dancing spirit when she plays and imparted that to Jim O’Toole and the rest of NB) and also the excitement of it all reminded me a a really good Session. 🙂
Early music I like because the modal structure sounds eery & gives me gooseflesh. I get that experience from Irish traditional music too, particularly slow airs and tunes that modulate between C# and natural.
How about you?
I’m sure there have been threads like this before, but it’s always nice to touch base with the Mustard Board Community in the Now (she explained, somewhat pretentiously).
Thanks in advance for any replies.