Welcome to the Traditional Song Forum website

Welcome to the TSF Website. To find out how the site works click on the tab 'About the site' which should explain it all - otherwise please explore and enjoy.

I appreciate feedback on the site and I am delighted when I am told about bits of it that aren't working properly or about typographical catas&trafees.


News headlines 

Headlines for the latest items items of news on the website. To see the complete item go to the News page:


Broadside Day update - first draft of programme, tickets on sale - see below and News Page

TSF Meeting in Hull, 21 November 2015, See below and News Page

Napoleon in Song - two new books, see News Page

Barbara Allen - An unusual recording, see News Page

EFDSS Conference proceedings, 2013 - See News Page

Icelandic Folk Museum - See News Page

Napoleonic Chapbooks - See News page

Upcoming Meetings - see below and on News Page

Napoleon's 100 Days in 100 Objects - see News Page

EFDSS Conference 2015 - See News Page

Vaughan Williams in Norfolk, Digital Book - see News Page

Meeting in Newcastle, 9 May 2015 - Report of the meeting now available here


 [News headlines updated 26 Oct 15]




Future TSF meetings

The next TSF meeting is to be held on 21 November 2015 in Hull. The meeting is being put together by Steve Gardham and Paul Davenport. This is an interesting area, not only for traditional song but also for the important role that Hull played in the Folk Song Revival. There will be other events organised during the weekend to give us a flavour of the city that will assume the role of UK City of Culture 2017. Full details here

The TSF/EFDSS Broadside Day for 2016 will take place on 20 February. As Cecil Sharp House will be undergoing major refurbishment we are taking the opportunity to have a meeting in Manchester, and important centre of broadside production in the Nineteenth Century. Full details will be available in the next few weeks. If you have a paper that you wish to contribute, then please contact Steve Roud.

Further meetings for 2016 will be announced soon.

Please make sure that you have these dates in your diary!


The TSF Discussion Group

Johnny Adams runs the 'Tradsong' discussion group where you can share information with other TSF members and with a wider constituency. A good place also to send those queries that you want the numerous experts in the TSF to help with. Go to: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tradsong/


Contact for queries:

If you have any questions please contact the TSF Secretary -  martin.graebe@btinternet.com