This post is somewhat related to one I just posted to the generel mandolin forum....
It seems to me that Celtic music is much more closely bound to melodies (probably due to sessions where everyone has to play something close) than BG and maybe other genres.
Is this true?
If so, is there any part of Celtic music that would be considered improvisational? Maybe choice of ornamentation, for example. I know that traditionally, Celtic players don't ( sometimes *can't) wander far from the melody.
Perhaps this partly explains what attracts some people to Celtic vs BG, or vice-versa?