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Thread #110427   Message #2316556
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Apr-08 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Yes, right, to all of you who assume that I didn't know that "folk" events have been put on before at the Albert Hall, well of course I did. Unlike in your cases though, my Aunt Sally wasn't there. My comment did not imply that particular nugget of ignorance on my part no matter how you care to read it. And there is a good deal of ignorance and anti-Prom bias coming out here.   Comments such as   "For once, the Proms will be relevant to me" simply reveal at best a lack of penchant for the huge variety of classical music on offer during the wonderful Proms season, and at worst a lack of motivation to at least find out about it and try something different. The Proms are extremely diverse and there is truly something for everyone. Decry them as stuffy and elitist and it's your severe loss.   We have a body of people here who aren't too keen on classical music who want the whole boiling to be shaken up. We'd be better off sorting out folk music's image problem first I reckon.