semaj1950 Posted December 7, 2003 Share Posted December 7, 2003 Stuart Estell wrote in a different thread: I should add that I play in an "English" style pretty exclusively, so I may be more concerned with what chords are available than an Irish-style player might be. In this quotation, he indicates that there area at least two major stylistic subgroups of anglo playing. I'm also aware, though haven't heard more than a smattering, of a South African Boer anglo tradition. There are also vague references to seaman style songs--sea chanties and the like. Here's the question: How many anglo styles are there out there. I don't particularly mean regional stylistic differences as are found in, for example, Irish fiddling where the true afficianato can differentiate between Sligo and Clare. Let me say, that I do ealize that labelling musical styles is a fools game, but I have no doubt that I'm a fool. I've been married almost 30 years, and I'm frequently reminded of this. Additionally, who are the major proponants of these differernt styles? If this is another go at a previously exhausted topics, please except my apology and direct me to the earlier URL. Have fun, JIm Robertson Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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