Whether you are researching for performance, teaching or study, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s digital archive is the leading online resource of folk materials. This is now live in a bigger and even better version, including over 2000 more songs from Britain and America and new ways of searching them. The morning session provides an opportunity to get practical experience in using the website, led by the VWML director, Laura Smyth.
The workshop will feature the Carpenter Folk Online project led by Julia Bishop which has seen the addition of the impressive collection of folk song and drama made by J. M. Carpenter in 1930s Britain. The afternoon session will demonstrate how to make the most of the online collections in a practical way.