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Thread #161848   Message #3850034
Posted By: GUEST,padgett
11-Apr-17 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: National Folk Awards 2017
Subject: RE: National Folk Awards 2017
Yes yes Smooth Operations was set up by John Leonard who had connections with BBC Radio Sheffield ~ Tony Capstick, Dave Burland and others ~ as a producer and of course Mike Harding who preceded Mark Radcliffe

Smooth Ops prog comes from BBC at Salford I believe ~ there has been a folk programme many years with Jim Lloyd (years ago) and Country meets Folk which included Wally Whyton

Julie Fowlis is a Gaelic speaking singer and whistle player ~ absolutely brilliant pity I can't speak Gaelic and has mceed the Awards for a year or two now!

Ray