Has anyone succesfully gotten their peers interested in enjoying trad music?
I know that I’m definitely on the younger side amongst many of the posters here (early 20s), but know there are a few members close to my age. I am finding that none of my college peers are really that interested in trad, and have long ago stopped sending them videos of songs I like because I know they won’t be interested.
Recently, my college dorm hall had an event which I helped put together, and all of us organizers got to pick several songs to put on one master playlist. I chose 6 trad songs or dance sets (4 English, 2 Welsh), but towards the end of the first of my song selections, one of the other students skipped all the other songs that I contributed and moved on to the next song on the playlist. While I did find it somewhat annoying, I also understood why they would do this, as it did feel very out of place alongside the rap and rock songs that people were more familiar with, so I’d imagine they were thinking, "What IS this music?"
So I just wanted to ask if any of you have been able to convince your peers to enjoy, or even seek out, traditional music? This is one of my favorite styles of music and I have always been a nerd about learning tune names and their history, so I have always considered it a fairly big part of my life, which I wish to share with others.