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Thread #147580   Message #3423451
Posted By: theleveller
21-Oct-12 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
"Then Ralph McTell presented it for few months while they put it out to tender. Let's just say he wasn't a natural broadcaster. "

I think Ralph was by far the best presenter of the programme I've heard - I still have dozens of recordings of the show on cassette. A brilliant, eclectic mix of music that introduced me to people I'd never heard before. I listened to Mike Harding for a while then gave up. As for the idea of an all-traditional programme - that fills me with horror and would, i suspect, not last beyond a couple of weeks. When are the traddies going to get it into their heads that folk music is far, far wider than just traditional music.