Fiddlers’ class! Row breaks out over impromptu live music session on a plane with some saying they’d enjoy it, and others dubbing it ‘selfish and so rude’
A row has broken out over whether a fiddle music session onboard a flight to New York was appropriate – with some dubbing it ‘selfish’ and ‘so rude.’
The break-out music session took place on an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to JFK at the weekend – just days ahead of St Patrick’s Day on March 17.
One woman had a fiddle while a man played an accordion to create the traditional Irish jig as passengers waited to disembark in the Big Apple.
But rather than welcome the impromptu trans-Atlantic music session, many said it was an awful thing to subject other humans to.
The video was posted by marketing worker Adam Singer on Twitter.
A row has broken out on Twitter over whether it was fair or not to passengers to have live music played on a flight
He posted on March 12: ‘Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to JFK yesterday. I mean, I understand it’s done from a good place, but also feel like you don’t play music (or much worse, sing) in an enclosed space there’s no escape from.’
And his post caused a great deal of consternation.
Michael Girdley responded: ‘So beautiful. That’s what humanity is all about if you ask me.’
But Adam snapped back: ‘Sure, just not on a plane.’
And a parent replied: ‘Exactly. This is the reason I didn’t let my kid sing in elevators or subway cars.
‘Enclosed spaces where you can’t just walk away from a performer are the worst.
‘You don’t know what people are going through or can tolerate. Just do it somewhere else, please. No captive audiences!’
And one added: ‘Humanity is understanding that every around is going through things you know nothing about.
‘No escape’: sharing the video on Twitter, a social media user wrote that it is unfair to perform in a space people can’t escape from
Many Twitter users felt that the music was inappropriate given the enclosed space of the aeroplane
‘Humanity is understanding others may not be in the same head or heart space you are. Humanity is respecting that.’
One disagreed, saying: ‘Fiddle is good anywhere. But it may be my roots. This kind of music makes ya happy.’
But he was quick to be shot down, with one replying: ‘Ok but what if you didn’t think so, and you were forced to listen to this while you wanted to sleep or work. It’s so rude.’
Another said: ‘What about the woman who just goodbye to her sick mother she may not see again? Or the couple who just miscarried? Or the man with PTSD?
‘Or the man on his way to bury his brother? Or the people sitting quietly in a tin can respecting your space assuming you’ll do the same?’
Another said: ‘I would be screaming at them. No. Why does anyone think this is okay?’
One responded: ‘I agree with Adam. It’s very cute but not the right place for more than a few moments. It’s selfish.’
And another blasted: ‘How very lovely for you to not appreciate what sensory dysfunction is.
However, some thought that people should stop ‘whining’, and should instead try to ‘live in the moment’
‘This would have driven me to attempt a mid-air emergency evacuation.’
And one more said: ‘This is very beautiful for exactly 3 minutes after that it’s annoying asf holding people hostage with music is not OK.’
But one hit back, saying: ‘It happened when deplaning. But plenty of air routes have had music in the past. Get a grip. The whole world isn’t about you.’
And another added: ‘I’ve never seen so many crybabies…I’m with you Girdley!
‘These zoomers need to relax, live in the moment, and learn the art of flexibility! No whining!’