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Thread #147580   Message #3422278
Posted By: GUEST,Dave G
18-Oct-12 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding
Mike Harding took over this programme when it was dying on its feet and turned it round with HIS excellent choice of music. He has played a major role in developing the careers of several of our finest (Kate R, Seth L, Cara D, Unthanks etc.) and, 15 years on, is still doing an excellent job in the one hour a week that we have for a dedicated folk music programme on national radio. I have nothing against Mark Radcliffe, himself a performer of songs with the Family Mahone. My worry is the direction the show moves in. Are we likely to see a move to more mainstream ideas of folk (Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes etc)?