Yes. He had one of these reel-to-reel recorders. I’ve got it in my house in Stornoway so I play the original reels on the original recorder and they preserve well. I think there’s about 300 of them or so. And they do preserve well but ... And I digitise them on request, you know, if anyone wants copies I digitise for them. A lot of the reels he recorded he never did anything with. They were away in storage and he hadn’t touched them, since probably the early 70s he hadn’t touched them. Of course the writing took over then, I suppose, but they hadn’t been touched. I found reels there that hadn’t been touched from the 50s or 60s but ... So that obviously took a back seat when the writing started.

  • Elizabeth McGowan
Thursday 3rd June 2010