TMSA Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

FREE Workshop on using The Vaughan Williams Library Digital Archive

22 April 2018

09:45 am

Elphinstone Institute


Finding Scottish Songs and Ballads Online - A FREE workshop on using the Vaughan Williams Library (VWML) Digital Archive, and learning songs from its latest addition, the James Madison Carpenter Collection.
Looking for songs from your area, new songs for your repertoire, or interested in songs and
ballads for teaching and study?
Whatever your interest, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s digital archive is the
leading online resource of folk materials. This is now live in a bigger and even better
version. It now includes over 2000 more songs, half of which come from the North East of
Scotland, and features new ways of searching them.
This workshop is a unique collaboration between the TMSA, Elphinstone Institute, and
Vaughan William Memorial Library, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council. It features:
Laura Smyth, director of the VWM L, who will lead a practical session in using the website.
Bring your laptop for hands-on practice!
Julia Bishop, of the Carpenter Collection Project, will give an
illustrated talk introducing Carpenter and his impressive collection of
folk song and drama from 1930s Britain.
Janice Reavell, a well—known singer and teacher, will lead a singing workshop
featuring treasures from the Carpenter collection.
Everyone is welcome to attend. All you need is an interest in traditional songs and ballads!
To book, email A free buffet lunch will be provided
(please let us know of any dietary requirements or allergies). Remember your laptop!
Elphinstone Institute,
2018 MacRobert Building
(040), King Street, University of Aberdeen,
AB24 5UA
Sunday, 22 April
9-45am (registration)

Venue Information

Elphinstone Institute
University of Aberdeen
24 High Street
AB24 3EB

Telephone: 01224 272996