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Posted By: Johnny J
10-Aug-19 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
The complaint a few years ago was that the awards were full of "tired" old names and nothing really changed from year to year.

Nowadays, with a few exceptions, the list seems to be full of "flavours of the month". Having said that, there are one or two worth nominees in there.

So, you can't really win with "Awards" and our own "Hands Up For Trad" equivalent is just as meaningless.

If the idea is just to "showcase" the variety of music on offer and to highlight certain acts and organisations who might otherwise be overlooked, then that's fair enough.
However, we would be just as well to do away with the competitive side of things and call it a "Show Case" as they really just represent the needs and whims of the media, commercial interested organisations and so on.