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Thread #92147   Message #1758365
Posted By: treewind
12-Jun-06 - 05:54 PM
Thread Name: English Dance & Song Mag
Subject: RE: English Dance & Song Mag
I'm not a fan of "rival" folk mags and think EDS has lots to offer, but it is hiding its light under a bushel, so to speak.

What do you think it could do that would give it more street cred, while not looking like its rivals?

fRoots is obviously too "world music" though its coverage of British and specifically English music is admirable.
Living Tradition is a bit more like it, but struggling to survive.
Then there's the regional mags. The local A5-format mags serve a useful but quite different purpose; Folk on Tap is interesting as it's a big glossy mag that covers the whole of the South - more than regional but not national. And there's "Folk Leads" which is uncategorizabe but seems to be doing well.

I know there's something wrong with EDS. Too much "Old EFDSS" still - maybe it just takes itself too seriously and needs a bit more humour?