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Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Aug-19 - 03:13 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
As far as I am concerned, there is little that can be done about clubs indifferent enough to what damage has been done to both folk songs and the folk scene to continue to pass off whatever they fancy as "folk" (without being able to define the term), but, in my opinion, a licenced finaned organisation like the BBC needs to be held to account for their behaviour towards one of the most important of our performing arts.
If they tried to pass off any old sound as 'Classical' there's be screams of protest from Glyndebourne to The Albert Hall

I caught the tail end of the 2019 Eisteddfod last night (never a fan of this, but at least it was musical) and was appalled at the dreadful mush that was being passed off as Welsh Traditional'
It seems the disease is spreading
Jim Carroll