Sound Library

The tape cassette archive as received!

Jeremy Hague (librarian/archivist) and Colin Whyles (sound archivist) are making available through SoundCloud and the ICA Facebook page other sound files not shown here.

Peter Trimming donated a large collection of tapes he made between 1985-1993. Other tapes of an earlier period were donated by Tim Pearson.

They are all being digitised and cleaned and will be made available here for ICA members.

Minidisc archive

Concertina & Squeezebox Reader’s Tapes

Some years ago there used to be a superb, if somewhat irregular magazine named Concertina & Squeezebox. One of the ways in which the editor, Joel Cowan, raised funds was by the occasional issue of tapes of reader contributed music. The magazine is, sadly, long gone but by the efforts of Ed Delaney the music on these tapes can be heard again. The quality of the sound varies from poor to good, as you’d expect of such home-produced tapes, but much of the music is excellent from very talented musicians, in some cases no longer with us, so it’s good to hear once again Pat Robson and Hugh Blake, for instance.

Ed also prepared the pages which describe and download the music. The ICA Committee thank Ed for his hard work and his allowing us to host it for him. Just click on the links on the left for hours of good music.