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Thread #161498   Message #3838068
Posted By: The Sandman
10-Feb-17 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
"But competition has ALWAYS been and continues to be a vital part of a lot of folk music culture. Singing competitions, fiddle competitions, piping competitions, etc at festivals.."
   no. it is not vital in any way. dictionary definition of vital..absolutely necessary; essential.
These awards have nothing to do with maintaining a high standard at grass roots level, and are utterly meaningless.