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)

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Thanks Tony ~

Another great quote and a fun discussion thread ~ I'm going to make up a quote regarding some sage advice my old dad recently gave me.  This is right from down home on the farm in West Virginia:

"All you need is a good bed, a good pair of shoes, and a fiddle.  That's because you should be in or on one of them at all times!"  ~Vernon Ray and Connie Rae

P.S. I don't fiddle with my shoes on or while I'm in bed either LOL!

Without music, life would be flat.


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