The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116775   Message #2511681
Posted By: Harmonium Hero
10-Dec-08 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
JIm Moray: I hope you aren't including me in your appraisal of the character of Mudcatters. I'm not in anybody's gang - I've actually been mauled on here a few times myself - and I'm not 'kicking' anybody. I have tried to express my opinions here fairly (go back and read them), and I repeat - yet again - I have nothing against the music in question, or its performance. I will try to hear the MH programme on iPlayer, as I won't really get the chance to hear it tonight.
I have said all this before, and am not being nasty to anybody.

Diane: You seem to think no-one has a right to express an opinion on anyone's music until they have listened to all of it at least six times, and have bought the CD, the T shirt, the tea towel, the signed poster and the colouring-in book. I want you to read this VERY CAREFULLY: I have listened to a lot of folk music, of all shades, over the last half-century, and have been playing it myself in public for forty years, during which time I have sung, played, and danced, solo and with groups, ceilidh bands and dance teams. I have done clubs, concerts, the odd festival, radio and TV, summer season work et bloody cetera. Without wishing to appear arrogant, I venture to suggest that, by now, I should have a pretty fair idea whether or not I am listening to folk music. My opinions stated above are NOT about whether or not these young people are any good, but about what style of music they are playing. Perhaps you would be so good as to take a moment to go back and read my comments again, this time with a view to thinking about what I have said, rather than pointing out with glee that I don't know the difference between The Young Folk AWARD and The Folk AWARDS.
John Kelly.