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Thread #103574   Message #2111864
Posted By: Folkiedave
26-Jul-07 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
I suspect the problem with live broadcast is quality.

I have heard live programmes - the Watersons once did a live show from Sheffield, indeed so did Mike Harding. WIth the high production values that the BBC (IMHO rightly) has - it costs a lot of money. Even some live recordings on record - again a Waterson's one do not sound brilliant.

I guess that from clubs it can sound a bit dodgy - hard to get good quality. The carols from Grenoside at Xmas sounded awful, somebody who couldn't hold a tune for love nor money right next to the mike spoiled it. (It was me).

It's for a national showon Radio4. As soon as I get the go-ahead from the producer I will let you know. There are four people involved Me, Rachel, Stan and a Beeb person. I am hoping I get a low profile to be honest they know more than me. And anyway I can be a bit of a media tart.

I think the idea of broadcasting folk on the internet is good, indeed that is where I usually get my fix. But then if that's a success - why bother, making any radio programmes!!

And anyone reading this wants to chat to me indeed and rehearse the arguments at Warwick over a pint - I'll be available!!

But please carry on this is excellent!!