Irish Traditionsl Sessions: New York Times article

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I couldn’t access the article. I wonder if it was decently written; they rarely are.

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The link worked for me.

The article was OK; any publicity is good publicity I suppose.

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I’m not so sure about the ‘…tens of thousands of tunes’ part. My O’Neill’s Music of Ireland has ‘Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Melodies’. Thousands, maybe, but tens of thousands? We better get busy.

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This site lists 18,000+ tunes so that’s almost two "tens of thousands". I don’t think the article mentioned one person needing to learn them all.

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And English permits for metaphorical use of numbers - I’ve seen it thousands of times!

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I liked the article - thanks!

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Thanks for the link, Tracie.

The Tradfather :) "I’m going to play them an Offaly tune they can’t reuse…"

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I told you a million times not to exaggerate!

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Yeah quite good. If you can stomach the usual journalistic hyperbole.
I quite liked the Set of Rules - to which there’s a link.
Unfortunately some people think that Rules are there to be broken.