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Posted By: Jim Carroll
13-Aug-19 - 03:40 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
It is not 'negative' to suggest that those on the list receiving awards are not singing folk songs - that is just stating a fact
This is not to say they couldn't if they tried - but no sign of it here
We met and talked to Lisa O'Neill at the premier of the Joe Heaney film, 'Man of Granite'
Her singing in the film was excellent - a far cry from her award winning, drearily dragged out, dirgy 'Factory Girl'
If you are going to award a competent singer it needs to be for good singing.
The Awards are just the BBC being the BBC and capitalising on something of which they neither have knowledge or interest (any more - they once did have, in spades)
Jim Carroll