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GUEST,S.T.M. Bellowhead Win at BBC2 Folk Awards (83* d) RE: Bellowhead Win at BBC2 Folk Awards 11 Feb 11

^ I don't think that was the point that Lizzie was trying to make. I think Lizzie was stating that she believes the folk awards to be a corrupt process because, as far as we know, the same panel of people are judges each year and they keep choosing the same acts as winners each time. Lizzie (I think) would rather the folk awards ran on public vote, rather like the Spiral Awards or something similar, so we get a fair representation of who the public deem as worthy winners.

I really don't think any of Lizzie's posts were attacking any band or saying that any band didn't deserve their award- she would have simply like to have seen a fairer process in them obtaining the award.

Also, your comments about Sting- why do you think he is a worthy winner of the lifetime achievement award? I know he has dabbled in folk and has some folk influences, but not as much so some other people. Anyway, I'm pretty sure they have tried to award Sting the lifetime achievement award, but he wouldn't have turned up...they would at least want to give the award to someone who would turn up! In my opinion, the lifetime achievement award should go to someone who has, in their lifetime and over a long period of time, contributed a lot to folk music; not just through music but through writing and programming. A worthy winner, I think, would be Martin Carthy. But that's just me. And I don't think Martin Carthy would pull in public interest, thus the funding wouldn't be as great, thus the awards couldn't be televised...

I would also like to point out that all of my posts are based on my opinions and assumptions. A lot of posters here seem to give the impression that they know what goes on behind the scenes at a more personal level. Maybe they do, but I don't, and I don't want anyone to get confused!

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