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Thread #116775   Message #2512482
Posted By: Will Fly
11-Dec-08 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
I don't think anyone enters the YFA to become a celebrity, only to play music.

Jim, could I say, with respect, that I think that's slightly ingenuous? People enter a competition for an award to - win an award, presumably - not only to play music. You can play music anywhere. There is, I suppose, another motive for aiming for an award, which could be, for example, to test your excellence against others, be judged, etc.

I've been listening to the Mike Harding YFA programme on the iPlayer, and noted your wry comment on coming away with a YFA T-shirt in 2001... :D

I have to say that, IMHO all the contestants seemed of a high standard. The couple who won didn't particularly tick my box, but that's of no consequence here.