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Thread #116775   Message #2515053
Posted By: GUEST,Joe G
14-Dec-08 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
I do start to worry a little about what people think about our discussions here (if anyone but us reads them which I believe they do) - it could get as bad as when I and others had to leap to the defence of the Folk Prom on the R3 MB due to the narrowmindedness of some of the R3 classical audience.

Surely there is room for all musicans - old and young, contemporary and traditional in the 'folk' world. Narrow mindedness and bigoted attitudes will surely lead the way to the extinction of the very music we love. What Jim and other musicans like him do is help keep the music alive and relevant and surely we can all be thankful for that whilst still enjoying more traditional approaches if that is what we prefer. Neither is better or worse - they are just different and therein lies the interest which music must sustain to survive.

So here is a toast to all those fantastic people who perform with relatively little in the way of recognition or reward and by their efforts make all our lives so much richer.