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Thread #103574 Message #2111900
Posted By: oggie
26-Jul-07 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
For as long as we want "folk" shows then it will always be in whichever ghetto the BBC needs filling. If "folk music" is music for/of the folk then it should be across all the networks. Don't forget that all the "Peel Sessions" music comes from Radio 1 and I'd love to see it back there. There are complaints that young people are not coming into the folk world (and then complaints when they do) but if you want people to hear the music then it has to be out there in the mainstream music progamming and not in specialist shows.
All the best