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Posted By: GUEST,JoeG
10-Aug-19 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Sorry Jim but your comment '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' is, especially the second part of the comment, quite frankly ridiculous. How do you reckon that the beautiful kora and harp playing of Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita is like pop music. Or the deeply rooted folk songs of Karine Polwart or Kris Forever. There are even traditional songs on the list for God's sake!

I'm afraid you are once again applying your incredibly narrow interpretation of folk to denigrate these awards (and thus the artists nominated). They have every right to be included in the folk awards which fortunately have a wider appreciation of what is folk music. I wish them all the best of luck.