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Thread #161498   Message #3838336
Posted By: Allan Conn
11-Feb-17 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
It surprised me that someone soaked in British folk music would never have heard of the likes of Kris Drever who is a long, well established and one of the better known folk artist on the Scottish scene or for that matter the likes of John McCusker who again is a weel kent figure. Breabach are a pretty well known group here too though maybe not as well known as Drever. Likewise the Songs Of Separation album has been pretty high profile and features the likes of Karine Polwart, Eliza Carthy and Mary Macmaster. So these are not obscure figures. Plus I'd say that if you don't know Daoiri Farrell's work then it is maybe at least worth giving the Irishman a listen before he's dismissed as being not worthy of a listen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPI_tHNjS78