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Route to folk


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 引続き Rambling House から。

 アイルランドにおいて、伝統音楽の背景を必要としないフォークが登場した次第をノーランさんはこう述べる。

A folk or traditional background was no longer a prerequisite: the route to folk and traditional music for the younger Donal Lunny and Paul Brady was through pop and rock. Emerging rockers like Phil Lynnott dallied with folk and his first hit was an electric version of Whiskey in the Jar. The Capitol Showband had a hit with Black Velvet Band. For a few years folk and pop overlapped comfortably.


The Emmet Folk Group - made up of Mick Moloney, Donal Lunny and Brian Bolger broke up in the mid-1960s. Moloney joined The Johnstons and Lunny and Bolger joined the Byrne brothers in The Emmet Spiceland. In 1966 Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine joined Joe Dolan to form Sweeney's Men. A new generation of Irish folk groups was emerging.

 ふう。これでほぼ現代の面子は揃ってきました。このあたりの背景を含めての映像が見たければ、《From a Whisper to a Scream》 という DVD が参考になります。レヴュー を書きました。

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