British Library releases European music recordings

To celebrate UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the World and Traditional Music section at the British Library will add fifteen original recordings to the Peter Kennedy Collection, available through

These fifteen recordings were made by Kennedy in the early 1950s on reel-to-reel tape and have been digitised recently.

Whereas the majority of his recordings currently available were made in the British Isles, these new ones were made in Spain, France, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kennedy is recognized principally for his extensive activity as a collector of folklore from the British Isles and these additional recordings provide an international aspect to his collection.


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