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Thread #133176   Message #3020902
Posted By: GUEST
01-Nov-10 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: BBC London Folk Song Cellar
Subject: RE: BBC London Folk Song Cellar
Re: Sandy Denny. Two of her sessions for Folk Song Cellar/Cellar Full Of Folk were issued on the Live At The BBC box, but there are two that haven't been found. Could they be among this treasure trove?

1) Rec 7 Nov 1966, broadcast 4 Jan 1967
3:10 To Yuma
The False Bride
The Wild Rover

2) Rec 21 Mar 1967, broadcast 22 April 1967
Milk and Honey
The False Bride


These Sandy Denny performances could well exist on the reel-reel recordings languishing around the World made by Brit. ex-pats, or even the original discs may still exist at the Beeb, british Library Sound Archives, or at e.g. the NZBC Archives. It might be worth emailing such as the NZBC Archives or the Australian equiv., or Canada or South Africa.

If the year for Sandy Denny is 1967 then Folk Song Cellar would appear to be the progs. to look out for.

I wonder if the folks in NZ have them, NZBC was quite prolific at transmitting Brit. progs. I have a number of Ronnie Barker progs., Navy Lark, Men from the Ministry, etc, incl. the Goon Show that I recorded whilst in NZ in the 1970s?

I have uploaded to all the FSC's that I have access to. But other folks have other recordings I don't. I'm not sure how to proceed with this project. At least one person I know has a large collection of recordings but I haven't yet managed to persuade him/her to let me have any copies.

To make my recordings more available I'm also trying to upload them to

My next project is Folkweave from the 1970s of which I have about 100 hours worth.