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Folk Song in England with Steve Roud

Steve Roud is widely recognised as one of our foremost authorities on folk song. Join him, with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for this series of six evening online seminars on the social history of traditional song and singing in England up to about 1950 (when the post-war Folk Revival changed things dramatically).

Reopening Postponed Again

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library re-opened to the public in December 2020, but is now closed again.

Martin Graebe giving a lecture

Library Lectures available online

We are starting to make videos of some of our Library Lectures freely available online.

Malcolm Taylor Grant Fund for Folk Collections

We would usually be inviting applications for grants around now but in the current circumstances we have decided to delay until the autumn. Watch this space.

Woodcut image of lovers parting

Autumn Conference

Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs: Exploring Musical Resemblance

Exploring Musical Resemblance, 10 and 11 October 2020