The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138595 Message #3173771
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Jun-11 - 06:36 AM
Thread Name: Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings
Subject: RE: Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings
Can I point out what is happening in Ireland at the present time.
I regularly receive notification from the Irish Traditional Music Archive telling me that yet another large chunk of their holdings is freely available to me via their web-sit.
Hopefully, by the end of the year, the same will happen here in County Clare with our local archive Oidreach an Chláir (OAC).
I was delighted to learn that the School of Scottish Studies was making their wonderful collection available to all.
The age of technology is here - there is no excuse for hanging on to the music and songs that we only have due to the unstinting generosity of people like Sam Larner, Harry Cox and Walter Pardon - if it belongs to anybody, it belongs to them - or as Walter once said "They're not my songs, they're everybody's".