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Thread #116775   Message #2511945
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Dec-08 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
No the judges have missed the point.

They are entitled to run the competition how they like.

And I am sure the winners are all very worthy.

However many of us find ourselves excluded from BBC folk circles because folk is defined in a very narrow manner indeed when it suits them.

For myself it truly doesn't matter. For people who have devoted their lives and far superior talents to the world of folk music - quite simply it stinks to high heaven.

That's all.