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Thread #130895   Message #2948500
Posted By: Brian Peters
20-Jul-10 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Vaughan Williams Memorial Library & its importance
Subject: RE: Vaughan Williams Memorial Library & its importance
3.should it include contemporary songs[Brian informs me it does]?

Steve wrote:
"This one is a matter of opinion and is more difficult to answer. However it is an interesting question and should be asked. Perhaps this one should have a thread of its own."

I don't have a catalogue handy, but surely the VWML includes copies of 'Hard-Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People', or 'My Song is My Own', or '100 Songs of Toil'? I wouldn't be surprised if they have Leon Rosselson or Keith Marsden songbooks there as well. However I'm not aware of an archive of modern folk songs analagous to Sharp or Gardiner's collections, nor would it be a very good use of limited space and money to fill the sound archive with singer-songwriter albums. IMO, of course.