Archivist, musicologist and historical sound restorer.
Hi and welcome to my photostream ~ your comments are welcome.
I’ve been collecting old recordings of opera and classical music for a long time.
As part of my hobby I refurbish old recordings and study the recording process from its start in the 1800’s.
I also collect memorabilia covering opera singers and classical music – personally regarding items from 1960’s onwards and purchasing early photos, programmes etc.
Part of my interest is also the person behind the artist ~ for example, not just the voice coming from the record but the person themselves. That is why you will see photos of Clara Butt with her family on my photostream [she loved having them taken with the kids] – art can be appreciated more if you can ‘know’ the person creating it.
I love meeting and talking to like minded people – especially those who collect for the love of it rather than the monetary value. Do drop me an Email if you think I might be able to help you with something.
I have and do give talks and love helping others in these fields whenever I can and in this respect I’ve fulfilled requests of museums etc to loan items for display.
I started collecting in the 'junk shop' era and spent many a happy hour wandering and buying - nowadays, a lick of paint, increase the prices by a factor of 'X' and suddenly it's an antique shop[!]
# Please remember - if you use any of my images without asking first and obtaining my express permission, you are committing to making an immediate initial donation of €1,000 to a charity of my choice for each image and each day of usage. Having the use of an image does not give the right to use / post it with a 'Creative Commons' licence.#
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- January 2009
- Dublin, Ireland