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Folk music

The influence of Emmelie de Forest's Scottish mentor, Fraser Neill, could be heard from the first note of her winning Eurovision entry

Scotland’s 2013 Eurovision triumph

19 May 2013 12:18

Last night’s Eurovision was, as always, a collision of music, culture and politics. As always, the official British entry was dire – but, as always, the invisible hand of Britain’s… Continue reading

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Mumford & Sons are treated badly by the folk scene. Picture: Getty

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: bottom of the class

30 January 2013 11:56

You would think that asking for and receiving the names of the judges of a set of BBC awards would be a straightforward matter. The corporation’s own awards guidelines, available… Continue reading

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