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Posted By: The Sandman
07-Apr-17 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: National Folk Awards 2017
Subject: RE: National Folk Awards 2017
"From: GUEST,bignige - PM
Date: 07 Apr 17 - 10:09 AM

Henryp, it only an observation, and a valid one IMHO. Anyone who watched the Folk Awards and thought right that looks goods lets try a Folk Club would probably end up being disappointed"
hilarious, of course, what do you expect these awrds are about Commercialising music and taking it way from its roots, do you seriousaly expect brought up on a commercialised form of folk music people to understand or appreciate people who are making their own music for pleasure,your point rather exposes the myth that commercialing folk music brings more people to enjoy it, of course it doesnt, because what goes on in folk clubs or music sessions is the real thing[warts and all] the real thing is about people making home made music, not about commercialising the music so that agents and journalists can develop it into a hybrid that is palatable to people who are used to tin pan alley