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GUEST,SteveG popularisation and commercialisation of roots/trad (123* d) RE: popularisation and commercialisation of roots/trad 18 Nov 11


Howard,
I was just about to say exactly the same thing in answer to DickG's point.
I'd certainly also like to see DickM speak up and tell us his views precisely, as if we didn't know from previous threads.
Dick, if you personally don't like the success these people achieve there's nothing wrong with that. It's just that you're obviously in a very small minority. In the 60s I was a blatant purist, even did some very immature things in the name of that, but I eventually grew out of it, I think!

I sometimes get het up over the nepotistic media coverage of folk, but hell! there's some great music in there and at least some of them deserve their success. Somebody must be buying their albums and going to their concerts, and as someone has said it's introducing a helluva lot of young people to the music.


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