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GUEST,Captain Swing The current state of folk music in UK (2105* d) RE: The current state of folk music in UK 24 Oct 19

"Back in the 60's and 70's "folk music" was frequently in the charts and thus got plenty of exposure in the UK both on radio and TV"

I agree completely Iains. I knew at, least something, about folk music before I got involved in it due to the different types of exposure on the TV. Most Saturday night variety shows would include spots from non-mainstream pop. I also had an inkling about some World genres such as Flamenco, Latin American, Calypso. Equally, I knew what jazz was and could distinguish modern from trad jazz. I knew of Oscar Peterson, The Dudley Moore Trio, Buddy Rich, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and many more.

It's sad that this doesn't happen these days - even the mainstream pop is no longer authentic.

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