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Thread #161498   Message #3839261
Posted By: GUEST,Reinhard
16-Feb-17 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
Subject: RE: Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 - Nominations
This is what Karine Polwart, nominee and winner of previous Folk Awards, wrote in her latest newsletter:

"I'm also acutely aware of my own personal luck in being a multiple winner and nominee at high-profile events such as the annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Whatever your take on the fairness or breadth or consumer-packaging of them, they make an impact, make no mistake. I credit those awards with lifting my music to a platform that has enabled me to make a sustainable life these past dozen years (so far, so good) as a writer and musician.

Others are less fortunate, and not because their music has any less meaning or merit. Anyone who already has visibility in their chosen world has an unfair advantage over someone who doesn't."