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Thread #109916   Message #2302985
Posted By: John MacKenzie
01-Apr-08 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: Our ghastly folk tradition
Subject: RE: Our ghastly folk tradition
Well I am annoyed at what he said, but not because it was about 'English folk music' After all I am a Scot so wtf difference does it make to me?
I am annoyed because his remark betrayed a prejudiced mind, and an uninformed viewpoint. It was also an abuse of his position as the presenter of a radio programme, to use it to make derogatory remarks about anyone, or their culture, whatever you assume that to be.
Please don't lump me in with the tankard waving masses either,{ they're mostly nice folks if you get to know them!}
I go to a very few festivals to meet up with old friends, and enjoy playing and singing. I have NEVER been to a folk concert in my life, as I don't like concerts per se, and I also don't see them as a 'Folkie' activity.
I assume this will bring opprobrium down on my head from the more intolerant and entrenched posters, but don't confuse me with someone who gives a fuck for those with unbending minds.