Folk Revivals– Good for the Music or Damaging to Traditions?

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A host of musicians and journalists discuss the pros and cons of waves of popularity in folk music. Is it great that more people than ever listen to traditional music, or has the genre been watered down and commercialised to a damaging degree?

Followed by a Q & A. With: John Kirkpatrick, Kris Drever (Lau), Ian Anderson (fROOTS), Sam Lee, Ceri Rhys Matthews (Fernhill) and Rod Stradling (Musical Traditions).

Chaired by Aidan O’Rourke.


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