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Thread #166474   Message #4004087
Posted By: The Sandman
11-Aug-19 - 03:46 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
its all a codswallop or as they used to say in suffolk a load of squit, and emphasise how the uk folk revival is being diverted by some fools into a musical railway siding.
i was in a bar last week in rural ireland playing music and was joined by some instrumentalists aged nine years old or thereabouts who were excellent and playing purely for enjoyment.
This idea of turning the uk folk revival into some sort of musical reality show benefits the roots of the music little, it benefits the agents bent on commercialising the music.