The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161498   Message #3838213
Posted By: Will Fly
11-Feb-17 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
One writer says that he's never heard of any of the nominees. Ergo: Folk Awards a waste of time.

Another writer says that the Folk Awards introduce him to performers he's never heard of either. Ergo: Folk Awards are significant for introducing him to new performers.

What fun - make of it what you will. What I find interesting is that some seasoned posters here have never heard of all or some of the nominees. How did those performers get to the "eminence" of being nominated for a Folk Award if that's the case?

Hey - here's a thought: How about an award for all those giants of the folk scene - the people who keep the clubs and sessions going, year in, year out, often for lifetimes, with little compensation other than the sheer joy of doing it?