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Posted By: Banjiman
01-Jul-08 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
Subject: RE: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
Mr Leveller,

I think I agree with some of what you are saying but my version of "Englishness" is more Imagined Village than Cecil Sharp.... i.e inclusive and ever evolving rather than unwelcoming and preserved in aspic. (my arse will probably be kicked for that as well!)

Obviously I agree with your music choices (though remember Wendy Arrowsmith might be adopted Yorkshire but she is very Scottish and proud of it by birth!). All of the artists you mention do evoke very strong images of different aspects and areas of North Yorks and the North East.

Never mind Glastonbury, see you at Pickering.