[thechat] the influence of Celtic music on American music

Terry Fowler quackamoe at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 22 16:20:13 CDT 2003

--- Martin Paul Burns <martin.burns at uk.ibm.com> wrote:
> Ah, now you're onto my specialised subject...
> Good place to start:
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903582032
> This is the book of the album of the documentary
> series
Oh dear, looks like I'll be spending some money.

> Here's the album:
Maybe let the Boy buy the CD and I'll buy the book.

> By American music, do you mean strictly US? Or North
> American? If the
> latter, then Scotland had a much larger impact on
> Canada than the US.
Yeah it's pretty much USA only. Title of the text book
is "America's Musical Landscape." Again, I don't have
a problem with such a class in general; there's been
some interesting music here. But there should be a
general overview-of-music type course as a

> If you want to pick artists, you'd do worse than
> picking any of the
> following (off the top of my head):
> * Dylan
> * Woody Guthrie
> * Natalie McMaster
> * The Everly Brothers
> * Alison Krauss
> * Gillian Welsh
> * Emmy Lou Harris
> * The Byrds

Good list. Haven't heard of Natalie or Alison or 
Gillian. Hmm, the Byrds. Hadn't thought of that. 
The book won't arrive for a while so if there's any
thing else on the top of your head send it along.


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