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Thread #136843   Message #3127075
Posted By: ChrisJBrady
02-Apr-11 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Folkweave radio show from the bbc
Subject: RE: Folkweave radio show from the bbc
I have some 100 cassette tapes of Folkweave with Tony Capstick from the 1970s, including one memorable one when he was pi$$ed to the eyeballs and sounded like it. Also I have a special one featuring the Abingdon Traditional Morris and the Ock Street Mayor event, which was so special that I have now mislaid it.

Also I was in communication with a guy (apparently a banjo player on the folk scene) who emailed me that he had rescued a quantity of Folkweave master tapes from a skip behind the studios in Manchester. He said that he'd digitised them, but when I asked for CD copies he clammed up and I never heard from him again. These recordings are now deemed to be lost.

I have been trying to track down other copies of Folkweave, and got some from in Abu Dubai.

Meanwhile some Folkweave transcription discs have appeared at various times. I have just bought one at £50 from Australia which features Vin Garbutt and the Chieftains live at Golders Green. Apparently the compere on this is one Toni Arthur. This is interesting because we were not aware that the programme went out overseas.

There were two other BBC discs on offer but I got beaten to it!! They too went for about £50 each. One featured June Tabor, the other Martin Carthy - live.

Then also after an appeal some other cassettes of Folkweave turned up. These are now in the public domain.

The big problem for me is what to do with my cassettes. I have offered them to the N.W. Music Archive but they said simply hold on to them ...