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GUEST,DMcF Insult to Folk Music from Radio Times (82* d) RE: Insult to Folk Music from Radio Times 08 Jul 04

Och, it's real nice of Raggy and Kitty to be hankerin' after airplay on my behalf (amongst others).
Poor Mike Harding seems to get it in the neck for his playlist quite a lot - both here and on other similar message boards.
In his defence, I must say, he has a pretty impossible task to satisfy 'the folk public' given that there are SO many facets to the genre - so many styles all collecting under that vague umbrella. Whatever gets played stands a chance of alienating a different set of 'folk'.
But, for information purposes y'understand, I should point out that MH has indeed played a track from my solo CD 'Bed of Straw' (only last year) - right next to 'Little Pot Stove' by Nic Jones - which still has me glowing now - to be 'aired' alongside my hero!!
So, if he 'got round to' playing this local artist and his 'own label' CD, there's hope for everyone that'd like to be on the show.

At least we still have a toe-hold on a national radio station.
We here in Yorkshire lost our local BBC folk prog (still outraged at the loss of dear Henry Ayrton!)
We DO though, have the marvellous Tim Moon transmitting out of Bradford - thankfully!
ALL the possible outlets have to be treasured and supported surely? Yes, there are plenty of people that say they don't like 'folk' (Guinness springs to mind here) - let's give 'em the chance to hear it though. - Hugs - Duncan

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