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Thread #116775   Message #2511576
Posted By: Banjiman
10-Dec-08 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Jim Moray said:

"I look forward to hearing lots more of the music they all make, whatever direction it takes."

.....and that really is the only question. They are undoubtedly very talented, Megan has a stunning voice. BUT the only music we have access to from them really isn't all that "folky" . I wasn't lucky enough to be at the awards so I look forward to hearing something from them that represents more accurately their performance.

This is an important award.... I hope it sets the winners on the road to success......within the folk genre (and I ain't no traditionalist). It would be disappointing for those young people who are working within the genre (and encouraging others to do so) if the winners take off in a completely different direction.

I hope this is not seen as a vitriolic comment....... it is not meant to be.

Paul