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Thread #116775   Message #2511915
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Snodin
10-Dec-08 - 02:26 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
I was at the awards on Friday and absolutely loved the winning duo. As a promoter, I programme folk/roots across a pretty wide range spectrum (Carthy/Swarbrick, Dougie MacLean, Tams/Coope, Fox/Luckley, Tom McConville, The Winterset, etc - all have appeared for me in the last few months). I enjoyed all the acts last Friday - all very good quality. But for me, Megan & Joe Henwood were worthy winners - I would have voted for them. Taken a listen on the Mike Harding show tonight (or 'Listen Again') - it should dispel any notion that what Megan has on her outdated website is representative.

I do have to agree with Jim that to be overly-critical of budding musicians of this age range must be very hurtful for them. They aren't 'marketing their wares' yet - they just entered a folk awards contest. Proud mums and dads in attendance, I just hope they don't read this whole dispiriting thread.