22 Jan 1996: uk.misc.folk

RESULT: uk.music.folk passes 137:7
Author:   Mark Alexander 
Email: mark@alexr.co.uk 
Date: 1996/01/22 
Forums: uk.net.news.announce, uk.net.news.config, rec.music.folk, rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic  
Message-ID:   <result-uk.music.folk-220196-100755@usenet.org.uk> 


              unmoderated group uk.music.folk passes 137:7

Voting for this CFV closed 23:59:59 UTC, 20 January 1996

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions
only contact Mark Alexander <voting@alexr.co.uk>

For questions about the proposal itself contact Andy Howell


One Liner: UK discussion for those interested in folk/roots/acoustic music

uk.music.folk passes 137 yes : 7 no

For group passage, YES votes must be a majority of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 12 more YES votes than NO votes.

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the group will be
created shortly thereafter.


This RESULT will be cross-posted to the following relevant newsgroups:

uk.net.news.announce,uk.net.news.config,rec.music.folk and


Newsgroups relating to folk and roots music are very successful.
However, groups such as rec.music.folk and rec.music.celtic are
essentially North American discussion groups. Traffic in these groups is
very heavy and while much of it is of interest discussion tends to be
dominated by contributions from specific geographical areas, for
example, california.  Yet there are many UK contributors to these groups
although many feel that they are really only able to access these groups
sporadically.  Many performers are now on the internet as are mainstream
magazines such as Folk Roots and an increasing number of UK folk
promoters, agents and specialist dealers.  The group was accidently
created, prior to Christmas. During its short life (of 2 days) it
clearly proved to be popular and I have received many messages of
support from those who were lurking and not posting in the new group.


This new group will be for those interested in folk/roots/acoustic music
here in the UK.  Defining folk music has always been a precarious task.
However, this new group will cover all of those types of music that you
would expect to see in a folk - folk/blues club.  Most of us who are
into this kind of music have very catholic tastes and this is reflected
by the booking policies of most clubs.  I would expect to see discussion
of: traditionalists such as Martin Carthy; classic folk rock as
exemplified by Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span; contemporary
groups and performers such as Edward II, the Poozies, the superb new
young performers such as White & Cutting, Kerr & Carthy, etc., Christine
Collister, Clive Gregson; world music performers who regularly perform
in the UK.

The new group will encourage the people to post details of: tours; folk
club listings; WWW sites dedicated to folk/roots music; specialist
music outlets; festivals; and musical instruments, etc.  In short, this
group will aim to be the natural home for all of those interested in
UK-based folk music.

Moderation:     No moderation

Advertising:    Advertising from performers, specialist companies,
                instrument makers and small independent labels will be
                allowed although advertising from national chains will not
                be encouraged. The group will look to provide support for
                specialist companies seeking contact with customers in these
                narrow markets.

Binaries:       No


The following list of addresses is copyright 1996 by AlexR Sales.  Use
for any purpose other than verifying the vote for this newsgroup is

Voted No

Allyn Dimock <dimock@das.harvard.edu>
Craig Cockburn <craig@scot.demon.co.uk>
J.D.McRury <JMCRURY@TrentU.ca>
Marion Wood <MWood@aol.com>
Neil Berkowitz <neilmber@ix.netcom.com>
Roy Omond <Roy.Omond@EBI.AC.UK>

Voted YES

Alan Glover <alan@pinesoft.demon.co.uk>
Alan J Holmes <Alan.Holmes@brunel.ac.uk>
Alan John Burke <alan@touchwood.win-uk.net>
Andrew JL Garrett <ajlg93@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Andrew Polshaw  <u3j05@cc.keele.ac.uk>
Andrew Pullen <andrew@primag.co.uk>
Andy Howell <ahowell@ecotrend.demon.co.uk>
Andy Kent <akent@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Andy Mabbett <training@bcceddts.demon.co.uk>
Andy Seagroatt <andy@a-seag.demon.co.uk>
Angus Fraser <afraser@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Arwel Parry <arwel@cartref.demon.co.uk>
Barry Johnson <barry@camino.demon.co.uk>
Ben Taylor <bptaylor@laguna.demon.co.uk>
Bob Walton <rrw@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Brian Heywood <brianh@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Bruce Lindsay <B.Lindsay@uea.ac.uk>
Carrie Warr <carrie_warr@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Cat Eldridge <cat@pipeline.com>
Chirstopher E JONES <miccej@south-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Chris Croughton <chris@keris.demon.co.uk>
Chris Newport <crn@netix.demon.co.uk>
Chris Timson <chris@harbour.demon.co.uk>
Claire Elmes <claire@swsoft.co.uk>
Claire Speed <Claire.Speed@nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Cliff Furnald <cliff@rootsworld.com>
Clint Mann <100703.3041@CompuServe.COM>
Dave Clark <clarkd@sts.co.uk>
Dave Grundy <100530.3367@compuserve.com>
Dave Heasman <dheasman@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Dave Le Good <dave@minuet.demon.co.uk>
Dave Love <d.love@dl.ac.uk>
Dave Malcolm <dave@dmalcolm.demon.co.uk>
David A. Eger  <u3i01@cc.keele.ac.uk>
David Bloor <david@bloor.demon.co.uk>
David G. Bell <dbell@zhochaka.demon.co.uk>
David Hall <dave@imphal.demon.co.uk>
David Mossman <David@indexp.demon.co.uk>
Doug Weller <dweller@ramtops.demon.co.uk>
Dr G M Weakley <glcj@argonet.co.uk>
Dr J.S. Marsland <marsland@liverpool.ac.uk>
Dr John Barrow <jb@folkmus.demon.co.uk>
Elaine Charlson <Elaine.Charlson@sun.co.uk>
Elizabeth Rolph <ejrolph@kgames.demon.co.uk>
Ethan Hack <Ethan.Hack@newcastle.ac.uk>
Gervase Webb <g_webb@pavilion.co.uk>
Gordon Gilmore <grg@gcsserv.demon.co.uk>
Gordon Jones <gordon@hartown.demon.co.uk>
Graham Gudgin <graham.gudgin@ukonline.co.uk>
Guy Snape <guy@choc-ice.demon.co.uk>
Howard Andrews <hna@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>
Hugh Waterhouse <100724.2222@compuserve.com>
Ian Anderson <froots@cityscape.co.uk>
Ian Peattie <ian@johnrich.demon.co.uk>
Illtud Daniel <idaniel@jesus.ox.ac.uk>
J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG@soft255.demon.co.uk>
Jack Bramah <jack@catland.demon.co.uk>
James Berriman <james@acoustic.demon.co.uk>
Janice Willetts <jwillets@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Jeff Dennison <jeff@folkwise.demon.co.uk>
Jim Trash <jim@scream.demon.co.uk>
John Morris <John@kirsta.demon.co.uk>
John Tierney <100727.2615@compuserve.com>
John Wilson <john@wilsonjo.demon.co.uk>
Jonathon Fenton <jfenton@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Julian Back <jback@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Katharine Baker <kab101@mailer.york.ac.uk>
Katherine Grey <kate@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Kaven Dedman <nevak@dove.mtx.net.au>
Keith Bean <kbean@cix.compulink.co.uk>
keith brettell <keith@g0oyk.demon.co.uk>
Kevin Hodgkinson <kevin@geospiza.demon.co.uk>
Kevin Lee <Kevin@krlee.demon.co.uk>
Kevin Rolph <kevin@primag.co.uk>
Larry Winger <Larry.Winger@ncl.ac.uk>
M.H.Coult <M.H.Coult@iti.salford.ac.uk>
Malcolm Mladenovic <mbm@mort.demon.co.uk>
Mark Smith <msmitha@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Mark Woollard <mark@swsoft.co.uk>
Martin Banks <banksie@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Michael Pritchard <mpritchard@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Mick Durham <mick@mdurham.demon.co.uk>
Mike Ellsion <mellison@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Mike Hockenhull <mike@mhock.demon.co.uk>
Nancy Kalish <72074.1760@CompuServe.COM>
Neil Corbett <NEILCORBETT@delphi.com>
Nick Shears <nshears@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Nigel Ashton <Nigel@libparty.demon.co.uk>
Pam Bishop <PAM@ccbl.bham.ac.uk>
Paul Carpenter <paul@pcserv.demon.co.uk>
Paul Harrison <pharrison@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Paul Lydon <paul@palydon.demon.co.uk>
Paul Ostwind <pluto@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Paul Treadway <pt100@cup.cam.ac.uk>
Pete Hughes <hughes@cartoon.bt.co.uk>
Pete Masheder <pmash@lincoln.gpsemi.COM>
Pete McClelland <100127.1044@compuserve.com>
Pete Thomas <100750.3220@compuserve.com>
Pete Young <pyoung@srd.bt.co.uk>
Peter Auber <Peter_Auber@HP-Pinewood-om1.om.hp.com>
Peter D Budd <Peter@pejes.demon.co.uk>
Peter Knaggs <pjk@paisley.ac.uk>
Peter M. Simon <simonp@morgan.com>
Philip Raymond Barr <root@gi4gov.demon.co.uk>
Philip Tiplady <philip@tuksbury.foobar.co.uk>
Phillip Mannion <101454.2611@compuserve.com>
Randal Bays <fg@teleport.com>
Ric Harwood <ric@diltd.demon.co.uk>
Richard Chaff <cds.studio@zetnet.co.uk>
Richard Histon <richard.histon@almac.co.uk>
Richard Letts <richard@illuin.demon.co.uk>
Richard Robinson <richard@beulah.demon.co.uk>
Robert Price <rp@mphd1.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Robert Schifreen <hex@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Robin Walker <rdhw@cus.cam.ac.uk>
Roger Boardman <roger.boardman@sstar.com>
Russell Clarke <RCLARKE@internal.brann.co.uk>
Sally Whytehead <S.Whytehead@ftel.co.uk>
Selma Kaplan <skaplan@transit.nyser.net>
Simon Gray <simon@mahayana.demon.co.uk>
Stephen Dark <Steve@pinicle.demon.co.uk>
Stephen Lowe-Watson <slwatson@pavilion.co.uk>
Stephen Tonkin <sft@aegis1.demon.co.uk>
Steve Ellwood <telecom@dircon.co.uk>
Steve Harris <steveha@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Steve Lewin <sl@rb.icl.co.uk>
Steve R Charters <stevec@innotts.co.uk>
Steve Unsworth <sunsworth@cix.compulink.co.uk>
Stewart Mac Intyre <stewart@eutech3.demon.co.uk>
Ted Allwood <support@leva.leeds.ac.uk>
Tim Bray <Tim@mikebray.demon.co.uk>
Tim Willets <tim@willets.demon.co.uk>
Tom Morgan <tom@fylde.demon.co.uk>
tony young <tony@abhky.demon.co.uk>
Trevor Curry <100433.1121@compuserve.com>
Vivienne Bloomfield <JVMB@delphi.com>
Willian Johnstone <wjohnstone@cix.compulink.co.uk>

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