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Archive photos

Who is in the frame?

Mike Wilson-Jones, former EFDSS Board Member and longstanding VWML volunteer, writes about identifying and indexing the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) collection of photographs. Having been assembled and donated from many sources over the last 100 years, the collection is thought to contain about 20,000 photographs.

Laura Smyth

New Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library announced

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is delighted to announce that Laura Smyth has been appointed as the new Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML).

Eliza Carthy

MBE for EFDSS Vice President Eliza Carthy

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) - custodian of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Archive - is delighted that our Vice President Eliza Carthy was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music.

Malcolm Taylor OBE

New chapter for the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has announced that Malcolm Taylor OBE is to step down from his role as the Director of the EFDSS library and archive, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), in July 2014.

Yan Tan Tethera

Unique Yan Tan Tethera commission inspired by materials within VWML

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has announced a new exhibition and associated series of special events at its north London centre as part of its first ever commission to marry contemporary crafts with traditional folk arts, music and dance.