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Photograph courtesy of Peter Perry. The fiddler is Richard Sharp of the Boxgrove Tipteers and the ladies are dancing ‘The Black Nag’ in the garden of Richard Sharp’s house in Chichester.

Locating Women in 'The Folk'

Perspectives on women's contributions to folk song, folklore and cultural traditions

Saturday 9 June 2018, University of Sussex

A one-day interdisciplinary conference celebrating and interrogating the role that women have played in folk song, folklore, and cultural traditions – as tradition bearers, performers, authors, collectors, storytellers and scholars - through presentations and papers across a variety of topics and from historical, contemporary, and future perspectives. 

Woodcut image of lovers parting

Folk Song Conference 2018

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Every year, EFDSS organises at least one full-scale scholarly conference, devoted to a particular aspect of its work - folk song, dance, or tunes. This year it is the turn of Folk Song, and submissions are invited for what is sure to be a major gathering of song researchers and enthusiasts.