Songs and Singing

This page contains articles provided by TSF members about traditional songs and about the singers of traditional songs. As with other sections on this website, further articles would be welcomed.

 

The Sacred Harp
‘American Shape-note Hymns Cross the Atlantic’ by Lewis Jones

The following tune accompanies the article:
Young Henry the Poacher / Pilgrim Sheet music (PDF) | Tune MP3

 

Roll over Beethoven
Dig that Celtic Folk! by Lewis Jones

The following tune accompanies the article:
Oh! Who, My Dear Dermott?  Sheet music (PDF)| Tune (MP3)

 

Musical Tradition in Live Sport

A examination of an unusual branch of the folk arts by George Frampton

 

The Songs of Bill Smith

Andrew Smith writes about his father, his memories and the songs that Andy collected from him

 

Where’s that song from?

Steve Gardham‘s presentation from the ‘Broadside Day’ (26 Feb 2011) in which he outlines the history of printed songs and the ways in which they entered the repertoire of traditional singers.