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26-01-2021, 09:03   #46
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Was at a friends house who has one of those Alexa Echo devices

Friend was explaining how Alexa would play just about any genre of music.

So for the laugh I asked Alexa to play some happy trad music

Alexa replied " I don't know any happy trad music"

True story...
😄😄. If that’s not true it deserves to be.
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26-01-2021, 09:03   #47
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More dark than sad

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Well, i for one love all the misery of trad. And Irish folk music is excellent!
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26-01-2021, 09:53   #51
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The Unquiet Grave - Luke Kelly



On a lighter note - Traditional Irish Folk Song - Denis Leary

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Folk and Trad is innately miserable - that's the phucking point.

Given it was composed by poor godforsaken freezing cold dirty faced peasants living in a one roomed hovel with a fire in the middle of it whose brother was sent to Van Diemens Land, Scrubs or Kilmainham Gaol to serve time for robbing a cup a corn to feed the poooower starving young ins .... who could only laugh or cry when the cold hard oppressor turned their evil back to let the childeren run free in the summa meadows...

Anyone who wrote proper romantic love songs or celebratory anthems were chastised as weirdos I reckon? No pain no gain.
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26-01-2021, 10:06   #53
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They come over here and they take all our land
They chop of our heads and they boil them in oil
Our children are leaving and we have no heads
We drink and we sing and we drink and we die
We have no heads, we have no heads
They come over here and they chop off our legs
They cut off our hands and put nails in our eyes
O'Grady is dead and O'Hanrahan's gone
We drink and we die and continue to drink
O'Hanrahan, no O'Hanrahan
They buried O'Neill down in Country Shillhame
The poor children crying a fe dee din de
Hin fle di din fle di din fle de din de
In hey bibble bibble hey bibble bibble hey fle bibble de
O'Hanrahan, no O'Hanrahan
We drink and we sing and we drink and we sing, hey!
We drink and we drive and we puke and we drink, hey!
We drink and we fight and we bleed and we cry, hey!
We puke and we smoke and we drink and we die, hey!
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Why are people conflating folk songs with trad? Just because The Dubliners sang it doesn't make it a trad song. Luke kelly was heavily influenced by Ewan MacColl (father of Kirsty) and songs like "The Spinghill Mine Disaster" and "Lifeboat Mona" come from the folk tradition not trad.
Bang on there. Not the same thing.

Folks is sung all over the world. Trad is unique to here.
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26-01-2021, 11:28   #55
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Bang on there. Not the same thing.
I once had a metalhead spend 45 minutes trying to explain to me that Blackened Doom, Blackened Death-Doom and Death-Doom were all completely different genres. Talk about misery (both the music and having to listen to the argument in the first place).

I guess these distinctions matter if you're running a niche record shop or spend your days updating Wikipedia pages in your underpants, but out in the real world, or even a light-hearted thread in After Hours, it's hardly on any consequence.
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26-01-2021, 11:38   #56
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Not really a trad song but Grace is a miserable auld tune. Lad gets married and then is dragged out to be shot.
you should hear rod stewart doing it . I like the song and indeed rod stewart , but f..k me he really destroys it
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26-01-2021, 12:01   #57
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Bang on there. Not the same thing.

Folks is sung all over the world. Trad is unique to here.
I googled Irish trad and what I would consider folk came up. Trad to me anyway is the Silver Spear type stuff. An awful dirge about having no spuds is folk I thought?
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I was doing fine until "he called for you at the end".....but that really got me.

As miserable as a long of them are, there's something brilliant about them too. They evoke so much emotion that modern music could never convey.
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The auld triangle....
Very bleak!
Great song tho.
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Lough sheelin eviction,is even by irish folk standreds is a bleak


https://youtu.be/lI5o2SWZ_b8
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