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Thread #166031   Message #3988874
Posted By: Richard Mellish
24-Apr-19 - 05:19 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: Making folk club recordings available
This is prompted by the Peter Bellamy gig recording surfaced! thread.

I have many many hours of folk club recordings which I am gradually getting digitised. I would be willing to make them available but I'm unsure about the copyright situation. Typically the club members (I had not met the term "floor singers" in those days) were accustomed to having my microphone pointed at them and raised no objections, but I did normally ask permission from guests and indicated that the recordings would be for my personal use.

Some years ago I contributed my recording of an evening with Tony Rose to a project by his family, but that was clearly legitimate.

One of my two recordings of Lou Killen telling the Geordie Bible tale of The Christmas Outing (not the one that I linked to on another thread but from an earlier occasion) was preceded by his remarking that it was "strictly for the archives".

All my other recordings from 40 or 50 years ago might be regarded in the same way, or they might not.

There's also a website devoted to folk club recording, which I have not yet contributed to.