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Bainbo BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb (104* d) RE: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb 07 Feb 11

How's the leafleting going? Despite the weather, I hope you're having more fun than I am listening to the awards "preview" on Radio 2. Folk stereotypes confirmed - I can almost hear people switching off in their thousands.

I don't know why this should be - Simon Mayo is one of the few presenters I enjoy listening to. And Barbara Dickson came over well, but with a new album of traditional songs, she chose to play the only original one, and (in my opinion) not the best vehicle for her voice. Fairport Convention - a band still gigging, but they play the rather plodding Si Tu Dois Partir that must be - what, 40 years old? Very representative.

And Donovan. Oh dear. An embarrassment both luvvie-speaking and performing.

What a programme to present to a national audience.

Best bit was the "jingles" performed by Coope Boyes and Simpson. Ironic?

They haven't mentioned the demo yet.

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