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Library Refurbishment and Closure 19 July - 5 September 2017

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is very excited to announce that its main reading room is to undergo a major refurbishment this summer to create a better space for users to discover and explore the English folk arts.

James Madison Carpenter

New project brings major folk song collection to the UK

A new project to incorporate a pivotal collection into the world’s largest online searchable database of folk songs and music has been announced.

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs

Announcement - Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs: History and Transmission

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

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.