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concertina ceol The new face of folk (40) RE: The new face of folk 30 Apr 07

I believe perhaps wrongly that the Watersons, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Ashley Hutchins and a few others have being trying to promote English music for the last 40 to 50 years, so that it gets played, heard, used, enjoyed. I love irish trad and scots trad but we need strong ambassadors of english trad to continue to champion english music.

This is against a background of the mass media who don't care at all.

I was in York for a conference a couple of years ago. Knowing that there would be a session at the Maltings I dragged my collegues along. They all really enjoyed it but thought it was irish music - they took some convincing that what they had heard that night was english tunes (well there was one Cape Breton one).

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