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Posted By: Peterr
14-Feb-03 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
A few yaers ago I wrote to Folk on 2 about the change in format of Young Tradition Awards, ie that it used to allow a chance for anyone who sent in a recording to get listened to. It changed to exclude anyone who was not already in the scene. In the south west as I'm sure everywhere else we have a good helping of young talent who choose not to live and get involved in what seems to be a rather incestuous set-up. So how many are out there who are great young singers who don't get a chance to be heard by those who run the establishment? Not gripping at Harding/Leonard who have an impossible job in less than an hour a week - just lets try and hear some OTHER good youngsters who enjoy trad/trad style singing