Tobar An Dualchais

http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/

"This website contains over 26,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information." ~ from the website…
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This is a marvelous and generous source of inspiration for the ears, a great example of how the Internet can educate and further the propagation of those things we share a passion for, how it too can be part of that exchange of riches we call ‘tradition’, as has other media in the past, from print to audio recordings, radio and television… But, fully understanding the limitations when something is taken out of context. Such things can be valued as aids but are akin to supermarkets in comparison to the farms and families that do all the hard work beforehand to stock the shelves. While the contents might still be nutritious, more is needed to understand the connection to their roots, the earth, the people, families and communities who make it all possible.