We are delighted to announce that a new series of Library Lectures are on sale now! The series kicks off in February, welcoming four fantastic speakers who will guide you through fascinating topics around folk song and dance.
All lectures will be taking place online.
Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Folk song, the everyday music of the common people as passed from generation to generation, has been highly debated ever since the first attempts by early collectors to define it. It has been performed, collected, researched, and unpicked, and the defining qualities which make it unique continue to stimulate current debate and approaches to collecting.
Have you ever wanted to find folk songs about sea battles, or unrequited love, or ghosts?
The English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is undertaking a substantial new project to index, for the first time, what folk songs are about.
A renowned folk collection that was recorded around Britain over seventy-five years ago and has been stored in America ever since has been brought to new online audiences, thanks to a project led by the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is offering an exciting opportunity for a committed archives and records management professional to join the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library as Archivist.
By Nick Wall, Assistant Librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Read the full blog article here