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Thread #103574 Message #2111889
Posted By: greg stephens
26-Jul-07 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
I think the mix on the old Folkweave was often much better than anything achieved on M Harding.But whether it was either too eclectic or too esoteric for current tastes may also be true. Folkweave, for example, would slip in a 15 minute item on Thomas Hardy's fiddle tunes complete with band playing them. Now, if anyone suggested putting that into a Smoothops M Harding show someone in charge would blow a fuse, it would be considered inappropriate, as Radio 2 audiences are not meant to have heard of Thomas Hardy. Personally, I think it would be fine, but there you go.