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Posted By: Allan Conn
08-Apr-17 - 04:35 AM
Thread Name: National Folk Awards 2017
Subject: RE: National Folk Awards 2017
The idea that people performing at the Folk Awards do not play the music for their own pleasure too is surely off. My wife is friends with Eryn Rae's mother and Eryn has been playing fiddle since she was a tiny girl. Delighting audiences here in the Borders and obviously really enjoying herself at the same time. The idea that because she is then nominated for an award then it means she is somehow not grass roots is plainly absurd.