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Desert Dancer Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings (133* d) RE: Peter Kennedy's Folktrax recordings 08 Jun 16


When I posted a link for the new site at Mudcat on Facebook, Facebook helpfully offered a link to a British Library blog post by Andrew Pace about the site: 03 JUNE 2016 Peter Kennedy Archive.

From the intro:

"As part of an AHRC Cultural Engagement project grant awarded to City University and partially funded by the National Folk Music Fund, ethnomusicologist Andrew Pace, has engaged in a project to catalogue thousands of paper and photographic files from Peter Kennedy's collection of British and Irish folk music held at the British Library.

"This month we have launched a unique website - www.peterkennedyarchive.org - in which listeners can retrace the chronology and geographical routes of Kennedy's extensive field recording activity. In the text below, Andrew describes the project and walks us through the website's main features."

He says:

"What makes this website unique is the way it contextualises recordings and photographs of performers with Peter's own notes about them. Whilst the British Library's catalogue is useful as a search tool, it doesn't reveal how a collection was formed and developed and it doesn't tell us very much about who created it. This new website gives us a better idea of what's in this collection by refocusing attention on Peter as a recordist and reconstituting his material into a form that better resembles how he created it."

~ Becky in Hackettstown


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