I dabbled in Celtic music for a bit, merging contemporary and folky elements. It was just a dabble, quite removed from my own pop-rock constituency.
Although the musicians who played on the sessions were respectful, and we even got a few decent reviews from journalists knowledgeable about such things, it was a manoeuvre any traditionalist from the school of Ewan MacColl would've likely disparaged.
No matter, I never cared much about authenticity 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 it 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.
produced-composed: CS (1990s)