hi, As many of you has said in this thread the loss of such material or lack of availabilty is very said. Having said this given the vast ammount of slagging off of Dave that has taken place on this forum over the years even a saint would become truculent and cut his nose off to spite his face. I have spoken to Dave about this in the past( I AM NOT A CLOSE FRIEND OF HIS JUST a folkie who happens to share the same local on occasion) and he is perplexed at the sheer venom directed at him on this forum and states his only motive over the years ,and he is pssionate about, this was to preserve the music.
I feel the situation may be resolved if the main perpetrators of this whitch hunt against Dave were to contact him personally making a sincere apology for all the grief that has been directed at him here then maybe just mabye things can get sorted in a calm and constructive manner to the benefit of all
PS I am not apologising for Dave as many who speak in his favour get accussed of I am just pointing out that the vitriolic campaign against him on this forum (which he knows all about) has exaccerbated the situation to a point where no one will win if bridges aren't mended