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Posted By: Ruth Archer
15-Apr-08 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Sue, the reason I think status is important is because it impacts on how the music (and dance) is viewed by the government and by funders. Both are key to the music (and dance) being celebrated as part of England's cultural life, similarly to how it's viewed, say, in Ireland. As long as that status isn't apportioned, folk will continue to struggle with its image and visibility.

No arguments about the orchetras who are making an effort - fair play to those engaging in interesting and exciting outreach work, and these days there's more of it about. But I think that's at least partly to do with certain funding now being contingent on these orchestras demonstrating their accessibility.