Margaret MacArthur Has Died

Article written by on Thursday, May 25, 2006 in Passings

Margaret MacArthur died Wednesday evening at her home in Vermont. Margaret was a performer and collector of traditional songs particularly those of Vermont and New England. She was a friend and inspiration to many traditional musicians.

Donations in may be sent to the Vermont Folk Life Center, Margaret MacArthur Collection, P.O. Box 442, Middlebury, VT 05753, to help preserve and perpetuate her work with Vermont folk songs.

Brattleboro Reformer article on Margaret MacArthur.

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Smithsonian Folkways Collection to be Distributed by The Orchard

Article written by on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in Releases

This seems to be the month of digital distribution deals. Smithsonian Folkways has a new agreement with The Orchard for digital distribution and marketing of the Folkways collection.

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Compass Records to Distribute CD’s from the Green Linnet Catalog

Article written by on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 in Music Industry

Compass Records has purchased physical distribution rights to the Green Linnet catalog from Digital Music Group Inc. which purchased the Celtic music label last week.

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Ed Halpern Has Died

Article written by on Monday, May 15, 2006 in Passings

Ed Halpern one of the founders of the Philadelphia Folk Festival and long time board member of the Philadelphia Folksong Society died last Thursday.

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FAR-West to Host Northwest Acoustic Music Summit

Article written by on Sunday, May 14, 2006 in Conferences

Folk Alliance Region – West (FAR-West) will host a gathering of the Northwest acoustic music community in Portland on July 22nd 2006. The event will kick off with a summit meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., includes dinner, and will conclude with a juried showcase of independent Northwest acoustic musicians.

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Green Linnet Records Acquired by Digital Music Group

Article written by on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Music Industry

Green Linnet Records and its affiliated world music label, Xenophile have been acquired by Digital Music Group Inc. The Green Linnet catalog includes over 2,400 tracks from leading Celtic artists such as Niamh Parsons, Old Blind Dogs, Lunasa, Patrick Street, and Tannahill Weavers.

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Podcasting Legal Guide Released

Article written by on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Publications

Creative Commons and Vogle & Associates have published a legal guide for Podcasters. Inspired by the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Legal Guide for Bloggers, the Podcasting Legal Guide is designed to outline both legal and practical issues that are specifically relevant for podcasters, such as using music and video in a podcast.

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John Langstaff Film to Premiere

Article written by on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Releases

A new documentary film about John Langstaff will premiere Wednesday, May 17th at the Capitol Theater in Arlington, MA. The film by David Nath is the result of extensive cooperation with Langstaff’s family, friends, associates, students, and even Langstaff himself.

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