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Finding Folk Music Online

Finding Folk Music Online

A free, half-day workshop on using the Vaughan Williams Library Digital Archive, and its latest addition the James Madison Carpenter Collection.

Are you interested in using online folk song and music resources but not sure where to start? Or have you some experience and want to find out more? Then this free half-day workshop is for you!

Broadside day

Broadside Day 2018

Cambridge University

24 February 2018

Call-for-papers coming soon.

The Broadside Day is the annual one-day conference for people interested in Street Literature in all its fascinating aspects - broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar's packs up and down the country in past centuries. The Day consists of short papers, presentations, displays, discussions, and is suitable for beginners and experts alike, who will all enjoy its lively and informal atmosphere.

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs : History and Transmission

Announcement and Call for Papers - deadline 31 May 2017

A conference to be held at Cecil Sharp House, London, on 6 - 7 October 2017

Organised by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, EFDSS, and the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

Researchers have long been fascinated by the recurrence of tunes in all manner of musical styles and genres, performance contexts, levels of society, historical periods, and geographical locations. But how are we to understand this phenomenon?