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GUEST,Laura Smyth 29 Oct 18 - 11:01 AM
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Subject: Origins: Folk Song Conference - C#H - 10/11 Nov
From: GUEST,Laura Smyth
Date: 29 Oct 18 - 11:01 AM

Hello all,

Just wanted to let you know of the forthcoming folk song conference to be held at Cecil Sharp House on the 10th and 11th November. Details as follows:

Traditional Folk Song : Past, Present & Future

This conference will present the latest research on folk song in all its possible contexts and forms. Enjoy two full days of papers, discussion, insight and exploration into traditional song.
Find out more and book tickets at:

Papers and speakers include:

Alison Morgan / “Song of the Slaughter”: the Poetry and Music of Peterloo
Linde Nuyts / “Nyeupoort, stand fast, thou shalt not be defeated.”
David Sutcliffe / Cecil Sharp & Charles Marson: The Early Years
Martin Graebe / Two Friends and a Car Called Cecil: Doreen Senior and the Folk Songs of Nova Scotia
Per Ahlander / Marjory Kennedy-Fraser (1857–1930): musician, musicologist, suffragette, and promoter of a Scottish national identity
Steve Gardham / Music Halls into folk
Sue Allan / ‘Staged authenticity’ in Folk Song Performance
Lewis Jones / The Decline of Modal Melodies in the Oral Transmission of English Folk Songs between 1890 and 1970
Gabriela Henriquez / Traditional music in Mesoamerica. Songs for the death of an angel
Diana Coles / Of Her He Asked No Leave
Nicky Arscott / What Care I For My House and Home? Use of Traditional Folk Ballads within the New Age Traveller Movement
Suzie McCarthy / Folk as Romantic Protest: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Environmental Activism and Folk Music in Contemporary Britain
David Atkinson / Women in the C18 Ballad Trade
Steve Roud and John Earl / The London Singer's Magazine and the role of the cheap printed songster from the 1830s to the 1850s
Karen McAulay / National Airs in Georgian British Libraries
Stephen Sedley / The Bells of Hell: Trench Songs of the Great War
Bob Askew / Patience Vaisey: her background and her songs
Paul Burgess / Development and Adaptation of Song Repertoire within a Gloucestershire traveller family
Chris Heppa / The 'Missing' Singer in the East Norfolk Tradition - Jack Riseborough
George Hoyle / A.L. Lloyd: Folk Song as Ritual Song
Paul Mansfield / Amateur Folk Singers and the Influences on their Choice of Repertoire
Sean Goddard / Tony Wales: a Sussex small town folk song recorder
Gwilym Davies / Collecting: Pitfalls and advice

Organised by The English Folk Dance & Song Society and The Traditional Song Forum.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!


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