There comes a time when age catches up and items of no interest to relatives need to be disposed of rather than skipped.
I have a collection of hundreds of mainly Brit folk dance manuals and books and magazines to dispose of. This includes stuff from the States and Australia. Also I have numerous music books such as folk songs and guitar instructionals.
There are also some cassette tapes which may be of use.
These are all packed into a (very) large suitcase.
They are available for free or a donation to charity. Your choice.
They are in London. I have a Freedom Pass and can deliver to any rail station in London.
Or you can collect in person.
My collection is no where near as important as Roy Palmer's or Chris Cawte's - both of which I hear have been rejected by EFDSS. So that is not an option.
Please respond off-list.
P.S. My Morris and clog stuff are accounted for.
Hello fellow trad dance list callers,
The info below is primarily for trad dance, song and music, organizers but I wanted to share it with you as many of you are organizers and/or you are also connected to so many organizers. (This message was sent to the Shared Weight and ECD callers lists back in September but I was having issues with bounce backs from this list and I think I just sorted it out now!)
ANYWAY, in late August, CDSS made a number of exciting announcements regarding new resources that will support local organizers of traditional dance music and song. If you are willing, please share this info with local organizers in your network. We'd like to let as many people know about these resources as possible and word-of-mouth is so powerful in the trad dance, music, and song world.
US organizers survey report out now! CDSS has just released a report outlining the results the US organizers survey conducted this past spring. Here's the link: https://www.cdss.org/ community/us-organizers-survey https://www.cdss.org/community/us-organizers-survey
New e-blast for traditional dance music and song organizers: The goal of this free quarterly e-blast is to support, inspire, and connect organizers.
Check out the first Shop Talk e-blast here: https://conta.cc/ 2PlKAEr https://conta.cc/2PlKAEr
You can sign up to receive the e-blast at the bottom of the first Shop Talk.
Online Organizer Resources Portal: This is a very exciting initiative that will hopefully add to the set of tools available to us all. The goal of the Portal is to hold as many of the best resources as can be found which will support local traditional dance, music, and song organizers in their planning and decision making. For instance, visit this link to see specific resources organized by topic: https://www.cdss.org/ resources/how-to/organizers- resources#resources-by-topic https://www.cdss.org/resources/how-to/organizers-resources#resources-by-top…
BTW - As one of the individuals working on the Portal, I know that the resource collection will only be as good as the resources it holds. ANNNND I alos know that local organizers have so many of the best practices and ideas already figured out. Thus, CDSS will be reaching out to local organizers over the next number of months to collect resources that folks want to share. If you're super excited about the initiative and want to start sharing your local resources now, you can fill out this easy form: https://www.cdss.org/ share-your-resource https://www.cdss.org/share-your-resource
If you'd like to discuss Shop Talk (the eblast) or the Portal, please email me at emily(a)cdss.org mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific requests or want advice from CDSS, please contact Linda Henry at linda(a)cdss.org mailto:email@example.com.
Consultant @ CDSS working on organizer supports
And.... volunteer contra dance organizer and contra/community dance caller in Ottawa Ontario