Folk music fans get free access to 58,000 items in world’s biggest digital archive

Seth Lakeman, Fay Hield and Martin Simpson will be part of the English Folk Dance and Song Society project 'The Full English'
Seth Lakeman, Fay Hield and Martin Simpson will be part of the English Folk Dance and Song Society project ‘The Full English’

From The Telegraph:

Folk music fans will get free access to more than 58,000 items under an innovative project to create the world’s biggest digital archive of English traditional music and dance tunes.

‘The Full English’ will bring together 11 major collections for the first time when it launches online in June. It will be the most comprehensive searchable database of English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world.

Collections to be featured are those of Harry Albino, Lucy Broadwood, Clive Carey, Percy Grainger, Maud Karpeles, Frank Kidson, Thomas Fairman Ordish, Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alfred Williams and Mary Leather.

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