I was accessing SoundCloud directly from the App I downloaded on my iPad. It downloaded fine, but repeatedly stalled as I tried to upload my recording from 'AudioCopy' giving an error message saying I had exceeded my allowance--but I was a new user, so that couldn't be correct. After several attempts its homepage then displayed the notice 'discontinued'. At that point I deleted SoundCloud from my iPad.
Today I downloaded 'Audacity' on to a Mac and re-recorded my 5 minutes (actually more like 2 1/2) as near as I could yet again, this time on Audacity. It worked and I was able to play it back, file it, email myself and a friend. All OK. Next I signed on to SoundCloud from scratch on the Mac. That went smoothly and I successfully uploaded the Audacity track, played it back etc. So it is there. I also uploaded my recording into Dropbox, but it demanded I sign up for a 30-day upgrade before it would allow me to share the file, so I reverted to SoundCloud and have now entered the https link in a separate post to SSiW. Let's hope that worked.
Failing that, I will be buying my young musician friend (aka personal sound engineer) a glass of wine or two at the pub tomorrow evening and promised to do some fancy needlework in return for her to crack the 'sound barrier'
In retrospect, I should have taken a screen shot on my iPad before deleting SoundCloud to show the 'discontinued' notice. Perhaps I am supposed to be buying one or some of the in-App purchases, but there is such a dizzying array of editing/sharing Apps I wouldn't know which would help.
Sorry for this saga, but as Max Boyce would say "where there is a will there is a way!"