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Thread #79071   Message #1511232
Posted By: JedMarum
27-Jun-05 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
Subject: RE: Review: Celtic Women on PBS
I'm also regular PBS watcher and subscriber, and like Becky - during pledge week my tube's off! The last few years they've brough in such CRAP for music find drive, trying to appeal to each part of their viewership - but they've brought mostly crap!

I couldn't watch this show - maybe it's because I know the recent PBS specials shows like this are all watered down, high pop/flash appeal to their specific genre, and almost NO taste, art and heart ...

or maybe it's because the one piece I saw/heard was a mediocre singer with a pretty face on WOW tv stage - performing a John Tesh arrangement of an ancient Celtic Myth song ...

I hate to be so cynical - but there is some real and highly developed talent out there - performing highly developed art with real skill and heart. Why round up the local beauty queens from the Rose of Tralee fest and fake a show of Celtic Music?