The Cranberries: Palais Nikaia, Nice. June 18 2010
Why the Cranberries, at Salut! Live of all places? It's a variation of the question I find harder and harder to answer as the years go by.
What is folk? If we have been known to betray purist ideals in the past, but also approve of folk-rock, where do we now draw the line? There are degrees of commercialisation that come into play, but should not in reality affect the argument since everyone who sings or plays professionally does so a) because they can, and b) because they hope it will produce an income (whether their ambitions in that direction are to earn a living wage or a fortune).