Non-Irish Irish session
Continuing the seasonal wind up theme, initiated by piper Pilib.
So, to recap. This thing goes: don’t, nay, you can’t, so don’t even try to, play Irish music if you’re not Irish. In Ireland. By birth. Exclusively.
…..I’m thick, so I need careful explaining how it goes if your parents are Nigerian and you’re born in Dublin. Any clues? I realise that Kevin Burke, Mike McGoldrick, Mick Mulvey, Joe Derrane, Brendan Mulvihill, Mick O’Connor and maybe just one or two others are OUT. NOT born or brought up on Irish soil. So they must be crap. By definition.
But. Assuming we “obey” Pilib’s demands (fictitious or not)…Could an “Irish” session go ahead without any indigenous Irish tunes?
This is the kinda thing our good auld mate Ptarmigan might get into, so let’s roll it.
I suspect we might initially warm up with a set of reels. The Shetland Fiddler/Tarbolton/Dinkey’s.
Jigs? Obviously, the Jig of Slurs/Atholl Highlanders
Polkas?….erm Dare I state the obvious, for those who know me, The BLUEBELL!
That’s enough Scottish stuff, why don’t we fly across the Atlantic and visit George White’s Favt, Baltimore Salute, Chicago Reel. We’ve boycotted the Emerald Isle in obeyance of Pilok, pildub, whatEVER. Give us some more Yankee, Canadian or ANZAC tunes. We’re only a half hour into the session so far.