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Thread #116775 Message #2511478
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Dec-08 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Its easy to see where Joh kelly's coming from.
You reckon these people will be playing loads of festivals. theres John (proabably the finest most original singer of traditional msong in England) and he won't. or if he is, he'll be hustling for a two song spot in the club tents - which doesn't give him a chance to show that he can play more instruments than I know the names of.
And dragging folk into the 20th century ! that's bloody rich coming from the Corporation that won't play jack hudson - because he's neither folk or country. Won't play No Fixed Abode because they're not folk. Half the time, they won't even publicise their gigs and the clubs that book them.
The thing is you could choose to be a member of one of these farty little groups of musicians that Mike harding and Mick Peat dutifully cream their jeans over. But you have to be born with voice and talent like Jack Hudson or Una walsh of No fixed Abode.
Basically what sickens, is an oligarchy of mediocrity.