Archive of Historic British Folk Songs Now Available Online

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 16, 2018

A renowned archive of folk songs collected in Britain from 1928 to 1935 is now freely accessible online through a partnership between University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

The traditional songs, ballads and folk plays were collected by Harvard-trained scholar James Madison Carpenter from 1928 and taken back to America, where they were eventually preserved and digitised in 1972 by the Library of Congress in Washington DC.

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