The Observer | UK News | It’s cool, it’s hip … it’s, er, folk:

Britain’s ancient musical heritage has traditionally been a source of considerable embarrassment to the young and hip. Spain has bright red dresses and flamenco; Brazil has samba and thongs; we have, er, morris dancing and Arran sweaters. Folk music is simply not cool – but that could be changing.

I find this idea inexplicably pleasing. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve interacted with the folk music of Argentina and Scotland, through tango and Scottish country dancing, but never really heard much else. I might even head along to the Barbican for this.