Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


The Song Collectors Collective

GUEST,Blandiver 06 Sep 12 - 05:02 AM
Owen Woodson 06 Sep 12 - 05:41 AM
GUEST 06 Sep 12 - 05:48 AM
GUEST,Blandiver 06 Sep 12 - 06:07 AM
Spleen Cringe 06 Sep 12 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Tony 06 Sep 12 - 09:14 AM
Rain Dog 10 Sep 13 - 06:45 AM
Desert Dancer 10 Sep 13 - 04:44 PM
Desert Dancer 10 Sep 13 - 04:50 PM
GUEST,Salvation Army Girl 09 Oct 13 - 09:37 AM
maeve 09 Oct 13 - 10:03 AM
maeve 09 Oct 13 - 10:04 AM
r.padgett 09 Oct 13 - 11:15 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: The Song Collectors Collective
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 05:02 AM

This will be of interest to many here I would imagine:

http://www.songcollectorscollective.co.uk/

Despite wide assumption within the folk community that all the traditional singers have long passed away and no more songs or material exists within the oral tradition, it has become quite clear of late that there is still a wealth of music unrecorded from singers who have never before encountered the wider traditional music community.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: Owen Woodson
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 05:41 AM

It probably would be if I could read it. The page is coming up on my screen as cream text on a cream(ish) background. Is anybody else having the same bother?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 05:48 AM

Yes - most unfortunate. and view in negative does not help


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: GUEST,Blandiver
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 06:07 AM

The text is easily copied and pasted. Allow me to save you all the bother...

Despite wide assumption within the folk community that all the traditional singers have long passed away and no more songs or material exists within the oral tradition, it has become quite clear of late that there is still a wealth of music unrecorded from singers who have never before encountered the wider traditional music community. With particular emphasis on the Gypsy Traveller community and especially amongst the elders of this community, though not exclusively, there is a memory of the days of life on the road, in tents and a music that went hand in hand with this traditional way of life. Over the last 5 years several informants encountered but unrecorded have since passed away taking with them a store of songs never to be heard again. It is becoming acknowledged the pertinence with which the elders still carrying this music and lore need to be recorded and their material documented. It is a common plea amongst both the elders and their adult children that the old ways are not being passed down and this huge store of knowledge of an ancient way of life is not being passed on. In this age of digital facility there is no excuse for the lack of documentation and making accessible on a more national scale the rich but fragile lore of these people. The disappearance of the context within which the passing on of song and lore happened means the songs are not surviving against the appeals and accessibility of contemporary culture amongst the younger generations. However experiences within the camps and homes of this community reveal a great reverence of the elders and interest in their music and the old ways.

There simply is not a functioning forum in existence within the G&T community for the passing down of this knowledge. The future community is faced with cultural and heritage erasure if the thread and fabric which has bound together and been the identity for previous generations goes to the current elder's graves. It is an equal loss to the ongoing exploration within the folk community if these flames are allowed to die out without an attempt at keeping its vital purpose and practise conserved and available to future generations to discover and have access to this repository.

The aim of the SCC is to record more than just songs but stories, family histories, yarns, folk knowledge, lore and experiences of social change. The material gleaned will then be edited, indexed and hosted on a dedicated website and associated Face Book pages with unrestricted access for both the families represented and enthusiasts of wider British Folk and G&T culture and traditional song and story enthusiasts. Copies of the indexes and recordings will also be gifted to Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) and the National Sound Archive (NSA)


The Sign Up icon is active.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 08:53 AM

I detect the hand of a certain Mr Sam Lee - I see The Nest Collective has a link at the bottom of the page. Good luck with this - great idea!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 06 Sep 12 - 09:14 AM

Nice music! Definitely worth preserving. Sample on YouTube.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: Rain Dog
Date: 10 Sep 13 - 06:45 AM

Just thought I would bump this thread as it appears that the site now has over 250 songs available to listen to via Soundcloud


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 10 Sep 13 - 04:44 PM

What a beautiful site and wonderful project. There are videos and audio, as well as information and pictures of English and Irish 13 singers, at the moment.

~ Becky in Long Beach (California)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 10 Sep 13 - 04:50 PM

Apologies -- Scottish, too!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Song Collectors Website
From: GUEST,Salvation Army Girl
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 09:37 AM

Couldn't find a thread on this and was surprised it hadn't been discussed on Mudcat:


Song Collectors Collective


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Song Collectors Website
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:03 AM

It's good you looked for similar threads before posting. I'm not sure how the earlier thread eluded your search, but I found the following earlier thread by using the Filter with "song collectors" as the subject, set to "All".

Earlier thread: The Song Collectors Collective

Regards,

Maeve


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: The Song Collectors Collective
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:04 AM

This is well worth refreshing for GUEST,Salvation Army Girl, who is equally delighted by this project.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Song Collectors Website
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 11:15 AM

Yes there is a thread just above at the moment amnd looks like there maybe a fb page

Sam Lee seems to be the man!

Ray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 21 June 9:26 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.