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Posted By: Ruth Archer
15-Apr-08 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
"And folk music--Albert Hall--hmm!"

I'm afraid you're waving your own ignorance like a flag there, Steve. The Albert Hall has been playing host to folk music and dance for decades. the EFDSS used to hold an annual festival there. Waterson:Carthy and Show of Hands played there last year.

It's about time more of this country's national music and dance was represented at high-status cultural events. The "high art" bias in England has done the tradition enormous damage - maybe it's time we got to redress the balance.