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Author Topic: "Basque style" from the perspective of "English style". What do you think?  (Read 4198 times)

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  • Folk music: it's not as bad as it sounds
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For those of you who like to harp on about Irish music being played too fast and having lost any connection with the west of Ireland and/or  dance, have at look and listen to this clip. Upwards of 125 bpm and the distinctly mature-age dancers are not complaining, and [edited to add] doing the footwork.

I saw Johnny Reidy playing like that in a Killarney pub and the dancers were towelling down after each set. More like aerobics than dancing, I reckon! Anyone who can keep up that pace on the banjo deserves a medal.

Now back to the Basques & Brits ...
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