[thechat] the influence of Celtic music on American music

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Aug 22 18:43:26 CDT 2003

On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at 12:25  am, Martin wrote:

> He should maybe also think about the influence being a feedback loop, 
> as
> US music has profoundly influenced particularly Irish music - think of 
> U2
> for example, or the longstanding importation of US music to UK maritime
> cities such as Glasgow and Belfast.

You might also like to add The Hothouse Flowers to that - they've got a 
really good version of The Lakes of Pontchartrain on Bringing it all 
back Home. But also, Deanta have done a lovely version, and there's 
(iirc) a Sharon Shannon version too. She's also been involved in a 
version of Man of Constant Sorrow (closer to the Dylan version than to 
the one on O Brother Where Art Thou)

Now playing on iTunes: "Whenever God Shines His Light" by Van Morrison 
from 'Best Of Van Morrison' - a hit from way back in 1989

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