Mudcat Café message #2823547 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126872   Message #2823547
Posted By: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
28-Jan-10 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS cock-up
Subject: RE: EFDSS cock-up
With all due respect, that sort of defensive/aggressive approach does neither you nor the EFDSS and favours, Dave. I'm an EFDSS member and like you I top up my dues (not by much, granted, but it all counts). I happen to agree that if the money could be raised, digitising and making available on-line their sound archive would be a fantastic project for the EFDSS and far more useful than making available the writings of the exalted bourgeois antiquarians*, interesting though some of that stuff is. In any case, the two aren't mutually exclusive, though open access to the recordings is a far more exciting prospect than, say, access to Cecil Sharpe's diaries and far more likely to get people singing the songs.

This is the sort of thing I'd happily participate in a fundraising drive for. Not everything has to be lottery funded.