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Thread #103574 Message #2111917
Posted By: Silver Slug
26-Jul-07 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Two hours every Monday evening spent in the company of Mick Peat and Lester Simpson reawakened my interest in folk music. The content includes a lot of information, recordings and interviews with local bands, both old and new, as well as a number of weekly 'gig guides' for the counties to which Folk Waves is broadcast, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire etc. The range of music covered is wide, from old Music Hall recordings made by George Formby's dad, to the latest sounds from Martin Simpson and I find this part of the fun as you never quite know what to expect next.
I am convinced that the local radio format is best and helps to keep people in touch with what's happening in their area. It helps that Messrs. Peat and Simpson are superb presenters and much respected performers in their own right. I am now very concerned that Radio Derby might follow the local radio stations and pull the plug on a fantastic show.