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Thread #166474   Message #4004751
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Aug-19 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Well save your breath for some more worthwhile endeavour. Its not a case of right or wrong - some people think differently from you - and they're entitled to.

This is a website of all the informal folk clubs over our area.

It shows the places where people are out there doing their thing 7 days a week....why are you so determined that they should not be allowed to think what they are doing is folk music?
Earlier this week I was reading the sleeve notes as I listened to an album called Louis Armstrong plays WC Handy, it quotes someone called Abby Niles writing a foreword of WC Hangy's book, A Treasury of the Blues. Handy's object in writing Blues he says is 'to speak the tongues of folk singers - meaning not only their words and turns of thought, but the musical language'.

Continually you impute the most venal and unworthy motivations. I really don't understand why you think - any other reaction but that of a curator of the tradition is the unacceptable face of folk music.