Mudcat Café message #1414695 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73346   Message #1414695
Posted By: GUEST,Lien
19-Feb-05 - 02:38 AM
Thread Name: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
Subject: RE: Celtic Music Dave Bulmer (6)
The following recently appeared in WIKIPEDIA - seems our favorite crook is becoming the suff of legend!

Celtic Music
(record label)
Celtic Music was founded by Dave Bulmer in 1982. He bought up the back catalogue of several small companies: Leader, Trailer, Rubber Records, Black Crow, and Highway, and started re-issuing some of them. As the name suggests, many of the artists were Celtic, but some were English singer-songwriters. Among the most successful new artists on the label were Scottish folk-rockers "Wolfstone" and Newcastle's "The Whisky Priests".

From the mid-nineties a tide of opinion made Dave Bulmer into a hate figure. He was attacked in the pages of The Observer, Folk Roots and on the bulletin board of the Musician's Union. The main accusation was that he would not release albums by Nic Jones, who had been a victim of a severe car crash, nor would he sell the rights back to Nic Jones. Other recording artists also appeared to be receiving short shrift. Bulmer received unexpected support from Dick Gaughan. Other accusations include issuing CDs which were the re-recordable kind instead of the standard permanent ones. It is not clear if this makes any substantial difference. The final audit of the company was in 1999. The company secretary made serious criticisms of the company finances. There were suggestions that Bulmer had himself taken money from the funds. The company appears to have gone bankrupt shortly afterwords.


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