Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

Upper Hanover Street

Sheffield

S3 7QY

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Songs in Tradition and in Print: Folk and popular songs in tradition and on broadsides, chapbooks, songsters and other cheap printed media

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY

Saturday 25th November 2017 10.00am – 4.00pm

A one-day conference presented by the Traditional Song Forum and the University of Sheffield

Free of charge (but contribution towards refreshments requested)

Draft programme

Isabel Corfe

‘Erin go Bragh’, or ‘Ireland for ever’: An exploration of how Irish-themed songs that were printed in urban centres such as London, Manchester and Leeds, offer a fresh perspective on the fluid and unstable nationalisms in nineteenth-century England.

Ian Russell

The Role of Print and Manuscript in the Tradition of Village Carolling in the Southern Pennines

Diana Coles

Poachers Bold: exploring the relationship between the multiplicity of early nineteenth century songs and broadsides on poaching and the social conditions of the time

Lewis Jones

Broadside Texts and the Tunes to which they were Sung: Examples from the Butterworth MSS

Steve Gardham

Investigating the print contribution to widely varying oral versions of ballads (including Child) in general terms, and addressing the issue of the rewriting of songs by relatively sophisticated hands. Asks when can two closely related songs actually be classed as the same song.

Discussion

Continuing the Oral / Printed debate – is there anything left to say?

David Atkinson & Steve Roud

Review of recent publications in the field.

Colin Bargery will demonstrate the website package he is developing to contain and present his research into the way steam power was reported in broadside and traditional song. The package has potentially much wider application, and may well act as a template for other subject-related investigations into songs of the past.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield

Upper Hanover Street

Sheffield

S3 7QY

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved