Thursday, 19 January 2012

'Old Time Musicians of Europe' website to close, 21 Jan. 2012

Dick 'Ptarmigan' Glasgow of Northern Ireland will be obliged to close his Old Time Musicians of Europe website as from this coming Saturday, 21 January.

Dick, a multi-instrumentalist who plays the traditional music of north Co. Antrim as well as old-time music, announced on 7 January that because of the cost of running the site, he had had to appeal for donations from its users last year - only to find that he would have to pay extra for the privilege of collecting donations. He has kept it in operation for a further two weeks so that those interested in old-time music can make use of information and contact details from the site. Dick adds:

Thanks for your support and interest, and I trust you will carry on enjoying and promoting Old Time Music in your own areas.

Jesper Deleuran of the Danish old-time organisation DAFF has advised all members of the Old Time Musicians of Europe group to keep up their contacts by joining the associated Facebook.