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Thread #164620 Message #3941733
Posted By: GUEST,jim bainbridge
05-Aug-18 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Folk Prom on BBC radio & TV tonight
Subject: RE: Folk Prom on BBC radio & TV tonight
No, leveller, I've just been around a while & have learned through experience that such programmes are not, on my terms, worth watching.
Don't recall criticising young players at all- there are some fine, sympathetic singers & musicians about but over time, they too may learn more about the nature of the music. Also, 'innovation' does not mean improvement & like Dick I'd be interested in what you mean by that- homest experiments or gimmicks?
'Folk' may have a place on glitzy TV shows the concert stage, directed by eejits who think an orchestra improves the 'product' of an unaccompanied singeer, but I don't have to put up with it, nor with 'folk' radio shows working from a commercial playlist....
I just have my own view of what the music is about & won't compromise on that.
signed Jim Bainbridge on behalf of people like him