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Posted By: Dave Hanson
18-Oct-12 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding
It will turn into a pop music show before 12 months are out.

Mike Harding ' too traditional ? ' he vastly increased the listening figures by playing more pop/rock/country music, not by playing traditional music.

He's the man who asked The Corrs if they planned to do any more traditional CDs who replied ' we don't do traditional ' why they were on his show in the first place is a mystery.

Having said all that, I saw him many times in folk clubs and he was brilliant, a great instrumentalist, singer, comedian and a really good songwriter, and I think the BBC have treated him very shabbily, sacking him over the phone seems at best cowardly to me.

Mike, Martin Carthy, Ralph McTell, none of them half as good as Jim Lloyd.

Dave H