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Thread #161498   Message #3838241
Posted By: Vic Smith
11-Feb-17 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
1] "this sort of ridiculous nonsense smacks of the pop world and should be stopped immediately. "
2] "These awards have nothing to do with maintaining a high standard at grass roots level, and are utterly meaningless.
3] " it has no relevance to folk music,and should have no relevance to the UKfolk scene folk music is not pop music, it is not about the cult of personalities, it is about people being creative, and producing home made music for pleasure,whilst trying to maintain a good standard, it should not be about a star system that is dreamed up and perpetuated by promoters and agents and the media.
4] "Commercialisation is a double edged sword, whilst it might introduce people to a comercialised form of folk music or occasionally a less commercuialised version it takes the music further from its roots, reducing its strength and vitality.
5] "THE uk folk revival should have as a priority, the improvement and maintenance of standards at grass root level."
6] "These awrds perpetuate a star syStem, in my opoinion this is not a priority."

SHOCK! HORROR! Vic Smith agrees with SIX (6) statements made by Dick Miles in the same thread! He also agrees with Malcolm Storey but that is altogether less surprising.