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Thread #141635   Message #3261457
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
22-Nov-11 - 09:17 AM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
Hi Will,

the "folk music world" is a small but surprisingly diverse one. Who "create, perform and promote our kind of music" most?

It's not a competition but the major and lesser known festivals, whoever they are, the EFDSS - and that has a far amount of critics on here, weekly folk clubs sessions and singarounds, dance clubs?

I don't know and I bet most people have no evidence that would stand up.

So, "Mike, The Awards, Smooth Opps, The BBC" in their way do a good job. Not perfect and not promoting the kind of 'folk music' that some would like to hear and criticism and suggesting for improvemnt may well be ignored, we would never do that would we?

It's a point that has been made before - the tone that comes across from the keyboard in to a blank space is perhaps more agressive than was intended.

Where's me banjo?

best wishes