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Thread #116775   Message #2514986
Posted By: GUEST,Joe G
14-Dec-08 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
As Tom suggests if we did have a competition that was just based on traditional music the audience would be tiny thus benefiting all the finalists less. I suspect that the existing competition only has a fairly small audience so restricting it further would be plain bonkers! Don't get me wrong - I love some traditional music but I also recognise that the idea of trad is a real turn off for some people and the last thng we want to do is to lose any potential audience from such events. As I said earlier we should celebrate the fact that young people are valuing acoustic music and do not all want to be in rock bands or become DJ's (not that there is anything wrong with those that do of course)!

Greg - that comment on Jim (whom I admire greatly) certainly doesn't sound like coming from a member of a baying pack - it seems pretty reasonable to me!