Do you get a feeling of elation when hearing or playing a good tune? I just discovered The Torn Jacket, and it is everything I love about Irish music. I get similar feeling when playing or hearing good polkas. I can’t describe the feeling exactly, but sometimes it feels very similar to the way I feel about my fiancee.
Do we love the music, have an emotional connection? Or is it just a cool thing to do with friends? Sorry to get so deep; I sometimes wonder if others feel the same way (especially after reading comments here sometimes). We seem to analyze things deeply here, instruments, traditions, etc. Is that stuff as important to people as the love of the music?