Traditional Irish Music
I was just reading about a member here, who was one time actually asked his religion, as if being Catholic, was some sort of qualification for being able to play Irish Music well! ... Duh!
Apart from that being utterly idiotic, the person asking the question clearly didn't know their history & how the Church at one time was very much against the music, because of course, as we all know ... it leads to Sin! :-)
Anyway, this nonsense got me thinking about wise words & music ... the words of George Carlin sprang to mind, so I thought this might be an opportunity to start gathering up our favourite Musical Quotes.
They can be about music in general, as well as about Irish Music of course & wise words from Irish Musicians are best of all.
So here goes, I hope you'll join in.
"The only good thing ever to come out of religion, was the music." - George Carlin
"Never sacrifice enjoyment for perfection" - Dan O'Connell
"Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands - and all you can do is scratch it." - Beecham Sir Thomas 1879 - 1961 (to a cellist)
I got my first lesson on the box at the Willie Week this year 2011, and now I have to practically relearn all tunes, it's a good job that I didn't know that many in the first place. John F 2011
"I've suffered for my music, and now its your turn!" Michael Robert Orme 2011
Aye Ken, that's a good 'un alright.
By the way, that was me on Fiddle, right at the start of that movie.
Of course, they didn't use what we were playing for the soundtrack, cause apart from my own poor Fiddling only one of those wee boys could actually Fiddle, so they were just pretending.
It was actually Paddy Glackin who was my musical stunt double, for that scene! :-)