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Thread #58124   Message #920615
Posted By: KJ
28-Mar-03 - 01:46 PM
Thread Name: BBC Closes Folk Show
Subject: RE: BBC Closes Folk Show
Just been on the Radio Humberside website, maybe I'm an old 'stick-in-the-mud' but it seems to me that 'Raw Talent' the new programme "aimed at developing new music in our region and giving a showcase to unsigned bands, in order to tap into the rich diversity of musical talent across Yorkshire and North Derbyshire,which would normally not get a chance to flourish." is primarily aimed at the younger element & rock/pop/indie oriented. On my quick perusal of unsigned bands (what no duous or solo artists) I didn't see anything folk-oriented. There is a rich diversity of talent within the folk arts of Yorkshire & North Derbyshire that is normally not given a chance to flourish. As far as I can see that was being addressed by Henry Ayrton's show. I have e.mailed Yorkshire Folk Arts as I reckon that as an organisation they should add their voice to the protest.