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 - Day plan for the meeting is now available

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

'Full English' Users Forum - A proposal for a meeting

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

Warrior Lore - translations of medieval Scandinavian Ballads

Song Collectors Collective Conference - London, 26th April 

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

George Gardiner - Biography by Bob Askew

EThOS - English THeses Online  Service

Dates for for future meetings: - The 2014 meetings will be in Plymouth on 12 April, 2014, in Sheffield on 21 June 2014 and in Kings Lynn on 11 Oct 2014.


 [News headlines updated 31-03-14]




Future TSF meetings

The next meeting of TSF will be held in Plymouth on 12 April 2014, when we will be the guests of the Music Section of the Devonshire Association and Plymouth City Council. There is also a full supporting programme of events - full details here.

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

And the Autumn meeting will be in Kings Lynn on 11 Oct.

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