Barry....hows it really considered music still is beyond me! At times you can "sort of" see what he tries to do, but honestly, he's just trying to be controversial for the sake of being controversial, it in no-way re-defines music !
I have no idea why they teach the music they do. If you want to get students into contemporary music, you don't throw them into stuff like Barry and Deane, not even contemporary music fans like Barry and Deane
I swear, put me in charge of the leaving cert, I'll make you a ****in' unreal syllabus of tunes