The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #170155   Message #4114833
Posted By: GUEST,Gallus Moll
30-Jul-21 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Searching for a Ballad
Subject: RE: Searching for a Ballad
Hi Chris - I forgot as well that we spoke previously!! (Aging.....)
I guess rather than musing about what could or might be done, those of us with concerns for the future of our collection actually need to do something, or at least plan for possibilities. Cos I guess no-one else will......(and sadly our partners/relatives may not view our treasures with the same eyes.....)
So we really must plan ahead!
I don't think of my collection in terms of £££/value - some I bought, some I saved up for, some I discovered in charity shops. I treasure them for the songs and tunes I can find, for the people who gave them to me, for the. places I discovered them.
I know that nowadays most songs can be found and listened to online - but for me that is really not the same as holding a
book that was handled by Will Walker. Hamish Henderson or my friend Lynn.
- should we start up a group to manage peoples' collections? (albums, cassettes, cds as well?)even if only to ensure they go to a good home.......