Posts Tagged ‘Jon Rennard’

Digitizing Old LP’s

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I have been sorting out my old collection of vinyl records, ready for digitization and came across one which I believe is quite rare. The album was produced in 1971 by Traditional Sound Recordings of Macclesfield, titled, “The Parting Glass” by Jon Rennard a Leeds based folk artist of some talent, who was killed that year. The album, his last, being a salute to Jon’s life, so tragically shortened by a car crash. The record came to me via my ex-wife who was a great fan of him, in fact I did wonder if there was a bit more to it than that, but as she, sadly died of cancer, earlier this year I shall never know; it was an area we did not visit, it being before I met her. I recall folk evenings being very popular in the late sixties early seventies, and the album was taken from live recordings at Bate Hall Folk Club, Macclesfield in November 1970.