Explaining trad music and sessions to those who know nothing about the music
Here’s a question. What’s the best way to explain this music, and especially sessions to family and friends who insist it’s a band or that there’s money to be made in it?
I’ve tried explaining it’s just good melodic music that has a rich tradition behind it but that never seems to fully click for people.
Sure lots of you out there have had similar situations. Trying to explain why just goes beyond words for me, really, but curious what you lovely folks will come up with.