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Speakers for Upcoming Conferences Announced

The speakers for our upcoming 2017 conferences have been announced! Learn from the experts about street literature at Broadside Day, or morris dancing at the Histories of Morris in Britain! 

VWML Lectures: December 2016 - March 2017

VWML Lectures: December 2016 - March 2017

After the highly successful first Library Lecture series, the VWML is pleased to announce its second series of evening lectures covering folk song, music, and folklore, presented by expert guest speakers.

Malcolm Taylor

Recipients of the Malcolm Taylor grant for Folk Collections announced

We are delighted to announce two recipients of the inaugural Malcolm Taylor Grant for Folk Collections.

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Broadside Day 2017: Call for papers

The Broadside Day is our annual gathering of people interested in Street Literature – a field which includes broadsides, chapbooks, prints, woodcuts, penny histories, last-dying speeches, catchpennies, and all other cheap printed material which was sold in urban streets, country fairs and other events up to the early 20th century.

Cecil Sharp

Cecil Sharp collects his first Appalachian song

On this day one hundred years ago, Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles noted down their first Appalachian song, beginning a musical journey that would span three years, and the effects of which continue to greatly impact the Appalachian folk song tradition and its study today.