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Thread #161498   Message #3838190
Posted By: Allan Conn
11-Feb-17 - 04:14 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
I would think that the one thing the BBC awards do give the music and musicians in question is a measure of exposure to a wider audience! Don't see that as a bad thing in itself. Re on the ground level at least here in the Scottish Borders competition is a part of the folk music world. For instance there are open competitions at both the Denholm Folk Festival and at the Border Gaitherin in Coldstream.