Types of Irish Songs
How’s it going.. I’ll probably be abit of a black sheep after this but I’m not the biggest fan of a vast majority of trad. The stuff that plays from Temple Bar pubs every time you walk by, just grates on my ears a bit.
What I’m wondering, is what is the type of Irish music that has a more melodious And slower paced (and dramatic maybe??) feel to it?
An example would be Donall Og by the Chieftains or the Parting Glass.
Is it ballads??
And, if so, can anyone give any tips for how to write music that way. Not strict theory or anything but any guidelines like focusing on certain notes etc.
I’m just a bit lost and would like to know what exactly the thing is I like so I can delve into it abit more!