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Thread #147479   Message #3418584
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
12-Oct-12 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: Change at the BBC folk awards
Subject: RE: Change at the BBC folk awards
sothe threads a change.

Those of you who are making fun of Lizzie are wrong. The BBC's attitude to folk does matter and can't be left to a commercial view of things.

The folk music boom of the 60's and 70's produced some amazing stuff and none of it was filmed properly - Vin Garbutt, Roy Harris, Gerry Lockran. Derek Brimstone, Hamish Imlach, The Watersons Mk 1.

And yet I seem to have seen ten million programmes with Aly Blain sitting in a circle with some folk glitterati smirking at each other as they churned out some unmemorable cobblers.

Transaltantic sessions my arse, we should have got down some of the stuff that was under our noses.