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Thread #53182   Message #817355
Posted By: Harry Basnett
03-Nov-02 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy In Hull (UK)
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy In Hull (UK)
As I said on another thread, if the media wish to use the likes of the Carthy's and Kate Rusby as figureheads of English folk music then that's fine by me just as long as the music is promoted...Kate rusby was recently interviewed on Womans Hour and was criticised on a Mudcat thread for not going on about the general folk scene...she did however try to get her point across about the lack of media attention to folk music in this country.

Recently we have had two hours devoted to Martin Carthy on television - - admittedly tucked away on BBC 4; the Kate Rusby interview on Radio 4 and we have the up-coming Eliza Carthy session on Andy Kershaw's programme this Friday. A couple of weeks ago Sandy Denny singing 'Fotheringay' was actually played on the Terry Wogan show on Radio 2...okay, it might be small beginnings but it gives hope of more to come...oh, yes..there was Linda Thompson on the Jools Holland programme but perhaps the less said about that the better!

All the best.............Harry Basnett.