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Thread #103574 Message #2112012
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
26-Jul-07 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
John Walters told me that too when picking his brains for music in Children's Programmes. The little sods got all sorts they didn't know they wanted or would like (including a stepdancing champion on Blue Peter). Yes, I was the cruel one who inflicted that, AND the native American dancers, AND I got away with it.
When traditional music and culture is presented with pride and not embarrassment you'd be surprised at what you can get listeners and viewers to accept as 'normal', especially by relatively undamaged minds.