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GUEST,patriot Types of folk music you like or dislike (219* d) RE: Types of folk music you like or dislike 26 Jan 20


That's all fine, akenton, am sure her concerts are fine & she sounds knowledgeable & engaging, with many other virtues. No-one's attacking her personally, and I'm sure her live performances echo on stage what she picked up in the folk clubs.
It's just that the media have decided she is the true voice of Burns, even though her style owes more to MOR & country- it just demonstrates the lack of knowledge of the media in the context of Burns' songs & music.
I have just heard a clip of her doing 'My love is like a red, red rose' and it was so syrupy I couldn't listen to it.
Do we want the world to think that her Scottish pedigree guarantees s that this is the authentic style of the great man?

There are so many fine singers in Scotland, whose style is much more in sympathy with the Scottish song tradition- you're right, Jack, Siobhan Miller is one and she's no 'academic folkie'- but there are many others who never get a look in!!

ps please count Siobhan as a 'like' !!


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