Traditional Irish Music
I have been to Ireland; I have "learned about your tradition and music"; I have "listened to albums of all types of traditional Irish music"; I had already done all these things before commenting. Your patronizing tone says volumes about you yourself.
It sounds like you've set yourself up as the last word on Irish traditional music, who can do no wrong, and Hoggs as a player above criticism because he won a prize. Neither view is correct. A musician with any greatness at all would have been far more humble and taken much less offense at my comment, and been much less offensive in turn.