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Book commemorating fiddle maker’s tragic story presented to EFDSS

A book commemorating the remarkable story of a musician and fiddle maker who lost his life in World War I has been presented to the English Folk Dance and Song Society to be placed in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Nick Wall

Cecil Sharp's "English Folk Song: Some Conclusions"

The VWML's Assistant Librarian, Nick Wall, has written an informative blog post for the EFDSS website on Cecil Sharp's seminal and often debated book, English Folk Song : Some Conclusions.

digitisation equipment

New digitisation equipment

Lucy Broadwood broadsides

Conserving the Lucy Broadwood broadsides

We’re thrilled to have recently received the conserved Lucy Broadwood broadsides - the first batch of material to have undergone conservation treatment as part of The Full English Project.

Bob Copper

Bob Copper: a look back

This Saturday we are delighted to be hosting the long-anticipated centenary celebration of the great Bob Copper at Cecil Sharp House. Laura Smyth, Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, writes about the history and importance of the Copper family.