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Thread #141635   Message #3262356
Posted By: Tootler
23-Nov-11 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
After following the equivalent thread some years ago, I actually bought the Folk Awards CD. Very much a curate's egg with some excellent stuff and some pretty trite stuff, but interesting listening, nevertheless.

It doesn't pay to take these awards too seriously. I see them as an exercise in mutual back patting by whichever glitterati are dishing out the awards. The recipients are only bit players in the whole exercise really.

That said, for those nominated it's useful publicity and the awards do help to raise the profile of folk music, so there is that to be said for them.