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Folk music on BBC Radio 2

Rain Dog 28 Feb 14 - 04:47 AM
GUEST,Peter 28 Feb 14 - 06:45 AM
Big Al Whittle 28 Feb 14 - 09:30 AM
johncharles 28 Feb 14 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,CJ 28 Feb 14 - 01:29 PM
Will Fly 01 Mar 14 - 04:18 AM
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Subject: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: Rain Dog
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 04:47 AM

This is related to the BBC Folk awards thread but I thought I would start a new thread here as this programme does not appear to have been mentioned on the Folk Awards thread.

It is part of the BBC Radio 4 programme Feedback which was broadcast last Friday 21.2.14 and then repeated on Sunday 23.2.13

The whole programme is available to listen to for a further 2 days here:

Feedback

Part of the programme related to the BBC Folk Awards. "...Feedback listener and folk music enthusiast Diana Butler takes us behind the scenes at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to find out whether the network is pushing this once niche music into the mainstream." This is available as a clip to listen to here:

Does folk music have a future on Radio 2?


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 06:45 AM

An interesting broadcast. It was very heartening to be told that some of the more commercial performers like Bellowhead were getting on to the R2 playlist.

No doubt the purists here will complain but new people aren't attracted into the scene because of an sudden overpowering desire to go to a singaround, they are attracted because of high quality performances on the national media. Hopefully they will then try a folk club or festival and go on from there.


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 09:30 AM

well they can play Bellowhead til the cows come home. They're not exactly Herman's Hermits. If that lot come up with a song that sets everyone whistling, I'll tune a banjo.


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: johncharles
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 09:50 AM

Al, have you thought about trying country and western?
john


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST,CJ
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 01:29 PM

Very funny, Al.


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Mar 14 - 04:18 AM

Well, Al, you ought to have a listen to their tune set, "Frogs Legs and Dragons' Teeth" - gets my melodic juices going every time and makes me want to join in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuh40vOxR-8

Why not tune your banjo and join in?

I saw them do this live in Lewes around 2010 or so and they were great.


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Subject: RE: Folk music on BBC Radio 2
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 14 - 05:41 PM

Andy Cutting's come up with something dead silly for the RFH 22-3 March which just might force you to start twanging, Al - and it's free to boot. Ruddy earwigging! Still, never work with children or animals, they say...


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