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Thread #60950   Message #977511
Posted By: Noreen
05-Jul-03 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Subject: RE: Jim Moray- new face of folk? BBC R4 now
Hi, Emily. Glad to hear you are so fond of Jim. None of my remarks were a personal criticism of him, as I do not know the chap (the Macclesfield reference is from his website).

I would be delighted if he did make traditional/folk music more accessible to a wider audience, and his heart is obviously in the right place, from listening to his interviews.

No doubt he has been steeped in the tradition from an early age, but his singing style has obviously been strongly influenced by other styles, to the extent that he does not sing traditionally in the clips I have heard.

I love his choice of material, but I'm afraid I don't like what he does with it.