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Re: Whitby Folk Week 2019 - English Music Sessions
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 04:53:23 PM »

Does "English" mean "only English" or "not Irish"

I think most of us know what an English session means. At our monthly English session in Kendal we play the odd Irish tune, mainly O'Carolan, and some Euro, mainly French and Swedish, but focus on English. What we don't want or have is wall to wall Irish or Scottish reels.
I think "wall-to-wall Irish reels and jigs played at 90mph" was the phrase Ken used... ;-)
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Re: Whitby Folk Week 2019 - English Music Sessions
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2019, 08:17:13 PM »

The best bits are when people get up and start dancing to the music

Exactly what Steve said.
Regardless of the musical genre/s being played in a session, if its dance music and accomplished dancers spontaneously get up then that's good enough for me!

 ditto, you know you've got the music right when people can't help but dance to it and the dancers help keep the music going because the musicians can follow the rhythm of the dancers and fine tune the music to fit, a symbiotic relationship  ;D :|||:
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