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At the heart of English folk

Licensing clips and images

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is both a publisher and repository of materials relating to the folk arts. As such, it holds certain legal rights in some of these publications and materials which should be observed under current UK copyright legislation.

Enquiries concerning permission to reproduce or license anything for which the EFDSS holds rights, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on +44 (0)20 7485 2206.



The images of the materials in The Full English digital archive on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website are licensed from the repositories which house the original collections. Permission to reproduce any of these of these images for anything other than private study must be sought in the first instance from the holding repository.
Details of the collection locations can be found here
Contact information is listed in The Full English archive partners list


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The Full English

The Full English

Unlocking hidden treasure of England’s cultural heritage. The Full English is the world’s largest free digital archive English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs. Containing more than 58,400 items from 12 of the country’s most important early 20th century folk music collections, you can delve into wherever you are in the world.


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