I dabbled in Celtic music for a bit, merging contemporary and folky elements. It was just a dabble, far removed from my own pop, rock and soul constituency. Although the musicians who played on the sessions were respectful and we got it was a manoeuvre any traditionalist from the school of Ewan MacColl would have no doubt disparaged.
No matter. I never cared much about whatever the genre. I spent my career working in a wide variety of musical spaces, including folk, and was reflecting that fact in the making of these recordings. You don’t have to be steeped in tradition or be part of a long lineage to participate, any more than you need ten generations of local ancestry to be a citizen. Just saying.
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produced-composed: CS (1990s)