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Posted By: GUEST,Some bloke
15-Aug-19 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
I reckon that if Kit Bailey reads this thread, she will feel that The Folk Awards are doing it right and heading in the right direction.

It's interesting that this musical genre, based on evolution and reflecting today to serve as a record for future generations is littered with those who think it should stand still at the time they became interested in it. The Folk Revival was a discovery, not an invention.

The medium is altering yet the interest and participation in the music itself is stronger than ever. I reckon some are introducing nostalgia. I say what I usually say in these debates; Cecil Sharp would be bemused to say the least to see melodeons accompanying Morris....