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Thread #166474   Message #4004235
Posted By: Jim Carroll
12-Aug-19 - 08:10 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
"I get the impression there is a lot of knee-jerk sour grapes here, simple jealousy of talented people doing a good job and earning recognition for it"
And I gat the impression that people will walk miles to avoid the fact that the clubs have emptied, folk music proper is further away from being popular than it ever was and the term is being used meaninglessly.
Sorry FF - folk music/song is one of our most important cultural treasures and it is being stamped to death by people who seem to not want to know what it is and don't care enough to find out
It is the music of the people and it is being replaced by the products of the music industry - folk music has been ripped up from the grass roots and, to me, that is a bloody shame
Jim Carroll