Old School Band News

June 16, 2013

eh, what’s up Doc ?

Filed under: What's going on — Old School Band @ 5:50 pm

I recently read with amusement a book of Celtic Tunes where the august authority who shall be nameless, rails against the “modern” Ceilidh Band “everyone takes hold of a tune and belts away at it without stopping, The result is a meaningless noise with as much relation to music as the buzzing of a bluebottle in an upturned jamjar ”
Personally I think these poor old tunes have been seized for a century by middle class socialists of a very far left persuasion who have some kind of hangup because they weren’t born working Class.
Martin Carthy who helped Paul Simon and Bob Dylan on their way to becoing Multimillionaires by letting them steal his tunes is right, I think. He says that you should constantly innovate and add new sounds and attitudes to the tunes so that they can survive, and the melodies are indestructible anyway
. Thus you have many Band such as Fairport Convention, the Pogues, Steeleye Span, Mumford and son, even the Old School Band. We bring new sounds and all our Musical influences to bear on the tunes, we don’t want to do anything more political than to make you get up and Dance and enjoy yourself.
You can instantly relate to our Music because it is of its time, and never out of place in a modern context, even though the melodies may be ages old.

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