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Thread #142076   Message #3274989
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
16-Dec-11 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Folk awards FoI request denied
Subject: RE: Folk awards FoI request denied
no you're right Paul it doesn't mke sense. But this award thing has been upsetting folks for years.

I don't really see a solution. The whole folk thing - well some folk try and say its all about some traditional baloney - but in actual fact, its about British people expressing themselves with great individualism.

And you are never going to reconcile that level of individualism, with all the compromises and and marketing concerns of a music industry - probably the most competitive game in the world outside English League Football.

There may be confluences of interest - but they are always going to be very shallow tributaries of folk music in England.