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Thread #166031   Message #3989359
Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Apr-19 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
Theer is another, somewhat problematical aspect to this subject
During my life I have accumulated a large number of commercially produced albums of folk songs - some quite rare at the time or unobtainable in Britain,, virtually all now unavailable
For my own use I have digitised them all with the notes
When my friend, Tom Munnelly, died, his son digitised his large collection not with the notes, and distributed it to Tommy's friends because he believed that this is what he would have wanted.
This is a formidable collections of no-longer-available mateial
I assume the companies that issued these albums made what they weer going to make at the time and most of the performers did also (those who were paid)
What do I do with them ?
They will all end up deposited with ITMA or Limerick Uni, and be subject to the same restrictions as will any collection left in their care
It seems bloody-minded not to pass these on to those who might be interested (I do so anyway)
Wonder what people think