Forming a Band before you know the Music
This is just really getting annoying and I’m wondering, is this happening in your hometown? I play Irish trad. in the America and I’m just getting tired of everyone forming a "Celtic" band before they can even play tunes on their instruments and then saying they play a blend of Irish and Scottish music. Are there even such "Celtic" bands in Ireland and the UK or is this just an American thing??
It’s like if you play a guitar, have a vocalist that can sing "pub songs", you know a classical violinist and you can all wear kilts— than voila! Instant Celtic band and it’s time to book yourself gigs and make a recording. Marketing first, music second.
IMHO good music is not an ‘instant’ process— it’s one that takes time and mindful practicing & listening. But why do that, when you can band three chords and print a t-shirt?! This whole thing just depresses me from time to time.