Jim in general you are touching a point that I started to think about after the page was there for a few months. I started the page rather spontaneously and (as it was still rather empty) included every sound file I could find, except for the sound files on the C.Net music page. Although there were a lot of initial reactions on the set-up of the page, there were no ideas posted from the C.Net community for criteria about what to include and what not to include. Looking back, I realise now that I "more or less" used the following criteria for inserting a sound file on the Links Page:
Both John Nixon and Chris Timson (with Anne Gregson) have CD's for sale with excellent playing on vintage concertinas, yet each is represented in the Tune Links only by brief excerpts on midi instruments. Brian Peters isn't represented there at all, but he has a wonderful CD for sale....
....Finally, I would mention that there have occasionally been links posted in various threads to sound files which have not found their way (perhaps with good reason) to the Tune Links page. One example is Morgana's recordings from the ACE. Another is the recordings by Wim Wakker at the Concertina Connection. And yet another is Pauline de Snoo's periodic announcements of what's on her own web site.
- My toes should not get bent when listening to the sound file (never happened up till now)
- When it is a sound-track with more instruments, the concertina should be clearly present
- The player should be a C.Netter, unless...
- When it is a sound-track from an existing CD, it should be at the C.Net music page
- The sound file should not serve commercial purposes
Anyone would like to give feed back? Someone feels like setting up a poll on this subject?
Finally the ACE recordings of Morgana are labelled on her site as "Temporary Files". On top of that there are contributions on the ACE recording, where no concertina at all can be heard. The permanent files on Morgana's website are on the Links Page except for the Arran Air by Samantha, because I know she can play this beautiful air so much better and she promised to make a new recording of it.