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Thread #116775   Message #2511514
Posted By: Phil Edwards
10-Dec-08 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Give them time to develop before you judge. It's only fair.

Jim,

Thanks for commenting. I understand that you don't relish having your judgment second-guessed by a bunch of people who weren't there on the night. All the same, I don't see how an artist can be ready to be raved about but not ready to be criticised. In any case, I don't think anyone's said that Megan H. can't sing (they'd need their ears tested if they did). What people have said is that her material doesn't appear to be folk - and that's got nothing to do with how developed her career is.

As for John Kelly, no, he's not on MySpace - but if you haven't managed to see him in person or got hold of his excellent CD, you can hear a couple of songs here. If one of them doesn't knock your socks off, you must be barefoot.