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GUEST,padgett National Folk Awards 2017 (81* d) RE: National Folk Awards 2017 08 Apr 17

From what I have seen of nominees and the current folk scene, the Albert

Hall awards tended to be those who are singing playing and entertaining

for a living hence are professionals ~ travelling up and down the UK and

beyond and making, recording and arranging both traditional songs and

writing and rewriting songs and tunes classed as being in the

traditional style (not always my definition ~ whatever it is!)

The standards of musicianship are beyond belief and concert style ~

far removed from the folk club norms (still exist some brilliant folk

club guests btw) attitudes can be professional (make a living) and

others who simply enjoy learning songs, making songs, playing learning

an instrument entertaining at the club, and joining in and having a pint

All these factors are embraced in the current scene, it does mean that those currently being booked are being nominated for awards and basically good luck to them in their careers Kris Drever, Daoiri Farrell et al ~ good on yer all


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