Mudcat Café message #2316584 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110427   Message #2316584
Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-Apr-08 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Well, Ruth, have you ever wondered why there is a Classic FM and not a Folk FM?? People don't want it, you see! Folk music, especially English, plays to its own in it own world way too much and most of the public still think it's fingers in ear, singing down the nose and blokes in funny clothes bashing sticks. Are you going to blame the Beeb for that or get them on some evangelical mission to tell the world how cool we all are?   We haven't done over-much to change the image have we, just moaned about how ignorant and prejudiced and unaware of their "roots" the public are. As for presenters, Tootler, might I suggest you tune in to a few Prom concerts this year apart from the Last Night. Every concert is broadcast on Radio 3 and a good few pop up on the telly too. You'll hear a whole variety of presenters and they have all ditched the stuffy old approach.   And there is a good audience! This thread is clearly suffering from "Last Night of the Proms is the Proms" syndrome and a good bit of knee-jerking in reaction to even the slightest criticism of one of our stars. And it wasn't even criticism of her music!