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Appalachian Weekender at Cecil Sharp House

Pastoralism and modernity in the southern mountains: a centenary symposium on Cecil Sharp's 1916 Appalachian journey.

2016 marks the centenary of song collector and folklorist Cecil Sharp's Appalachian fieldtrip, an event that shaped both North American and European conceptions of the history and culture of the southern mountains of America. To celebrate, Cecil Sharp House is hosting a weekend of Appalachian music and a conference exploring the culture of the region.

New acquisitions at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Find out about our new books and sound recordings.

Final library lecture of the season at Cecil Sharp House

The final VWML Library Lecture in the season takes place on Tuesday 26 April, and after a resounding success so far, we hope you will join us.

The last lecture is Night Visit Songs Revisited by Vic Gammon.

Mary Neal and Daisy Daking digital archive launch

Tuesday 22nd March, 6pm - 7pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

To celebrate the digitisation of two collections, the Mary Neal collection and the Daisy Daking collection, we will be holding a launch party before the penultimate Library Lecture of the season.

New series of Library Lectures

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library is pleased to present a new series of Library Lectures for the forthcoming winter and spring season. Talks are presented by guest speakers who are specialists in their respective fields, and will cover song, music, dance, and folklore.