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Thread #116775 Message #2512398
Posted By: Ruth Archer
11-Dec-08 - 05:04 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
"I note that some of the 'all music's folk music' types above have attemted to subvert the argument by 'seizing the moral high ground'. Those amongst us that think that a Young Folk Award competition, on national radio, should feature Folk Music are now, apparently, guilty of discouraging young and talented people. That, of course, is dishonest rubbish! I further note that this contemptible tactic is all too prevalent these days among people who are too lazy to construct a proper argument."
I seriously hope you're not including my post in that assessment. There are two discrete issues in this thread: 1) the "what is folk" chestnut; 2) rhe fact that some posters have used this thread as an opportunity to have a rather gratuitous swipe at a couple of talented young kids, and to wheeze on about their own/their favourite band's lack of exposure. My issue is with number 2, though several members seem to have used number 1 as an excuse to indulge in number 2.