You run into this a lot, Americans sporting this quasi-brogue. I don’t think it’s anything but harmless/laughable/pathetic but a friend of mine just absolutely goes into palpitations when he encounters it. I’m more cynical I guess.
So what’s up with these cushla mahone farkers? Some of you I’m sure have phony accents, perhaps you can elucidate for the rest of us. Why are you doing that? Shame? Slumming? Posing? Blow to the head?
I heard about a certain Waterford musician sporting a Clare accent to get gigs. Really. Sort of the equivalent of those Vermonters whipping out the twang to sing George Jones songs. Also a local radio personality reportedly has devised a whole fantasy background, which has worked even with authentic Irish people.