Over the last two years the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library has organised two highly successful series of library lectures given by leading researchers in the field, with topics ranging from Night Visiting Songs to Hammer Dulcimer Players in East Anglia. We are therefore pleased to announce a series of Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Lectures to be given at Chetham’s Library, in Manchester.
Chetham’s Library is a historic library founded in 1653, and holds an impressive collection of broadside ballads and chapbooks. They have just been awarded an Arts Council’s Designation Development Fund to digitise their collection of street literature, and it is part of this programme in which the VWML lectures will be given.
This short series of monthly lectures will explore various topics relating to broadsides and folk songs. We have some fantastic speakers in the form of Steve Roud, Vic Gammon and Angela McShane, all of whom are well respected writers and speakers in the field of folk song research. More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.vwml.org/events/
If you would be willing to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested, I would be very grateful. If you would like some flyers, I would be very happy to put a bundle in the post.
All the best,
English Folk Dance and Song Society