The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161498   Message #3838246
Posted By: akenaton
11-Feb-17 - 08:06 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
I've been involved even longer than the Good Soldier and agree with his views on the direction the music is taking. Folk music and dance has nothing to do with expertise, it has become all about marketing the product......I was attracted to the music for the emotional content especially audience participation .....the historical aspect was also very important, today it has become a search for a commercial sound which can be produced by "folk" instruments or singing in a faux accent to a reggae beat.

Disqualify the lot of them!!