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:


Meeting in Plymouth, 12 April 2014 - Notes from the meeting are now available

Topic Records - Four new Voice of the People recordings

ITMA Shamrock, Rose and Thistle microsite  - e-book and recordings

Meeting in Sheffield, 21 June 2014 - Draft meeting plan is now available

Exploring The Digital Archive, 15 Nov 2014  - Outline for the day

Song Collectors Collective Conference - London, 26th April - brief report  

New book on ballads by David Atkinson - Online edition free to read

Subscriptions for 2014 are now overdue - payment details on News page.


 [News headlines updated 11-05-14]




Future TSF meetings

The next meeting of TSF will be held in  Sheffield on 21 June 2014, at the University of Sheffield. A draft plan for the meeting can be seen here.

The Autumn meeting will be held in Kings Lynn on 11 Oct . Preliminary details available shortly.

There is to be a session organised jointly by TSF and EFDSS on Exploring the Digital Archive. Preliminary details here.

The next Broadside Day, organised jointly between TSF and the EFDSS, is to be held at Cecil Sharp House on 21 February 2015

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