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 Newcastle, 9 May 2015 - see details on News Page

Full English - now even better! - see News Page

Upcoming Meetings - see below and on News Page

Meeting in King's Lynn, 11 Oct 2014 - Report of the meeting now published

'Single Gloucester' Project - now fully funded

Report from Carolyn Robson - on her work with the Full English Project

Malcolm Taylor - farewell and thank you!

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


 [News headlines updated 19 Nov 14]




Future TSF meetings

The next TSF meeting is to be held at the University of Newcastle on 9 May 2015. Peter Wood and Vic Gammon have constructed a day that will be focused on Napoleonic songs and ballads. The plan for the day can be downloaded here.
On 21 November 2015, we have penciled in a meeting in Hull which 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. And the meeting will fall shortly before Hull assumes the role of UK City of Culture 2017

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