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Field Guide to the Irish Music Session: An Authoritative Guide to Enjoying Irish Traditional Music in its Natural Habitat

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Field Guide to the Irish Music Session is a light-hearted and informal look at what happens when Irish musicians get together and play. What are the preferred instruments? Is an Irish music session the same as a jam session? What is proper session etiquette? And why are recordings of Irish music often no substitute for the real thing? Barry Foy answers these questions with humor and in the spirit of playing Irish music.
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Overview

Field Guide to the Irish Music Session is a light-hearted and informal look at what happens when Irish musicians get together and play. What are the preferred instruments? Is an Irish music session the same as a jam session? What is proper session etiquette? And why are recordings of Irish music often no substitute for the real thing? Barry Foy answers these questions with humor and in the spirit of playing Irish music.
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Editorial Reviews

Mick Moloney
A delightful, whimsical, at times hilarious, yet always penetratingly accurate analysis and description of proper and improper behavior in Irish traditional music circles. Recommended highly for novice and aficionado alike.
Seamus Connolly
Very funny, very amusing.
Martin Hayes
You need never again tread the delicate ground of explaining to a fellow musician how you think he or she is obstructing the session; instead offer them this book as a gift. For those who are unsure of the generally accepted ground rules for participating in a session, this is essential reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568331942
  • Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Foy is an author and musician living in Seattle. Rob Adams is an artist, art dealer, and Irish fiddler who lives in Chicago.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    How to suck the joy from Irish music

    As noted in the previous reviews, Mr. Foy has written an acerbic and biting work, detailing his aristocratic perspectives of the Irish Music Session. Fully half of this book is devoted to deriding any musician other than one playing a fiddle or, as unlikely as it seems, a banjo. After reading the book, I had hoped that perhaps the author was writing in a tongue-in-cheek style, poking fun at the sometimes too spontaneous free-for-all that some traditional Irish Sessions become. Unfortunately, after attending several sessions led by the author, it becomes apparent that he is deadly earnest in his musical snobbery. In the opinion of this reviewer, the elitist attitude conveyed in the book is more suited to formal chamber music, not the participatory tradition of the Irish Session.<p> Some excerpts neatly illustrate the style of writing...<p> 'Each player who starts a tune does so with a different feel and speed, and the end product is a fickle mishmash that makes listeners wonder why this seemingly antagonistic group bothered to come together in the first place.'<p> 'Accompaniment: The playing of chords on one instrument to go along with the playing of a melody on another. A recent antitrust suit in the California Supreme Court charged a cartel of guitar and bouzouki manufacturers with promoting the notion that accompaniment is appropriate for Irish Traditional music. The case is still pending.'<p> 'Bodhran (pronounced 'bow-ron'): Ireland's contribution to the world of percussion. A large, single-headed hand drum that no one wants to hear but everyone wants to play.'<p> 'The fact that you are holding a musical instrument in your hands does not automatically entitle you to play it.'<p> In short, attend a good session, listen, learn, and forget about wasting your money on this collection of snide commentary.

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