I've got it, played it only once so far. I didn't like Tamlyn because the words weren't clear and I thought it contrived. I did like several of the other tracks, and the music was of high quality throughout.
I don't suppose it is the future of folk music, any more than folkrock turned out to be the future of folk music. Simply think of it as a collection of folk songs with slightly different arrangements than usual. Cut out all the attitudinal crap about what you thought about someone else (you don't like) said about what someone yet again may or may not have meant..... filtered through whatever editing went on between studio and broadcast.
Hear The Music. Then like it or not.