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Posted By: Matthew Edwards
18-Jun-11 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings
Subject: RE: Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings
For what its worth the record The Bald-Headed End of the Broom comes from a recording of Martha Gillen, County Antrim in 1954 by Seamus Ennis.

Thanks to Derek for the information about the format of the forthcoming Topic VOTP2; I also heard that Musical Traditions will issue some of the recordings not chosen by Topic, but I gather other recordings from the Kennedy archives may be issued by other labels under licence from Topic. For example I've just been listening to a wonderful 3CD issue of the great Donegal fiddler Neillidh Boyle from Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí which includes some tracks recorded by Peter Kennedy. So we are in for some real treats when all these recordings become available with high quality sound engineering, and proper notes.

Matthew