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Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Aug-19 - 03:22 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
An old argument worth following up
The BBC have have served folk badly down the years, (excellent in patches occasionally) now they seem to be in the position to decide what is bad and what is good
Going through the list of winners, there's nothing I recognise as folk in any form or description they are indistinguishable from the pop music that we set up the clubs to escape from - whether you like what they are is immaterial, they ain't folk
The disappearance of the clubs tore the heart out of the folk scene, (I am told an estimate of 186 is "healthy estimate of their number now); festivals came nowhere near to replacing them and some of the best of them have long rode off into the sunset - even FRoots seems to have bombed
Jim Carroll