2 The person who let Alanis Morrissette have a mouth organ. If you don't know what I'm talking about just listen to the first thirty seconds of her debut album.
3 Paul Simon - for taking a perfectly good English folk song and ruining it for the rest of us.
4 The EFDSS - for taking a perfectly good tradition and not inflicting on the rest of us.
5 Les Barker's tailor. (See no 1 above)
6 Earl Scruggs. For inventing banjo detuners. If a thing's broke why break it more?
7 Dave Benton. For inventing Dr Borinson.
8 The Grand Ole Oprey. For making money from innocent people's suffering.
9 Austin Morris. For inventing Morris dance.
(Editor's note: are Morris Minors still illegal in the southern states of the USA and Lancashire?)
10 Michael Atherton. OK, I know it's not folk but I'm English and it has to be said.