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Thread #74379   Message #1302683
Posted By: Pete_Standing
21-Oct-04 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
I've just sent this message to the BBC feedback page.

Whilst the current programme on Radio 2 (the Mike Harding show) is very popular with a lot of listeners, an additional programme which concentrates on the traditional music and song of the British Isles would be popular too. The current programme has a very wide remit and tends to concentrate on the more well known aspects of folk, roots and acoustic music; a more specialist programme could introduce less well known artists, cover festivals, concerts, clubs and sessions, thereby alerting listeners to more of what is going on around the country. Country music, which is not indigenous to these islands, has two programmes of one hour each. In the past, the BBC has championed traditional music by sponsoring collectors, such as the late Bob Copper (as featured recently in a documentary on BBC4) and to show that folk music is at least the equal of its modern American contemporary would be most welcome.