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Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive) In Search of Nic Jones CD (129* d) RE: In Search of Nic Jones CD 06 Mar 08

I think it's deeply unfair to refer to people who are concerned about how Nic Jones and others have been treated by Celtic Music as a 'jihad'.

No-one's announced a fatwah against Mr Bulmer. They just want him to do a deal with those concerned to get the Jones recordings back in the public domain in a way that ensure everyone gains - the Jones, Dave Bulmer himself and Nic Jones' current and future generations of fans. On paper, it doesn't seem that difficult. In the meantime, if the Joneses don't want people to sell or buy the Celtic Music CDrs until a satisfactory solution has been agreed on, it doesn't really hurt anyone in the folk world to respect their wishes, does it? As you say yourself, Dick, you don't exactly shift many copies.

A proper, above-the-radar, bells and whistles reissue, maybe in partnership with a label with a decent promotional budget, would surely make Mr Bulmer more money than his current, slightly under-the-counter approach to marketing does? It would also instantly turn him into a folk hero.

Having said that, in the past, comments have been made about Dave Bulmer on Mudcat that are extremely personal and insulting. Whilst passions may run high, this is a totally daft strategy and helps no-one: anyone with even the most basic understanding of psychology should realise that attempting to back someone into a corner isn't going to make them do what you want them to do - quite the opposite, in fact.

Anyway, let's hope this can be sorted out whilst some of the key people involved are still with us!

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