Folk song, the everyday music of the common people as passed from generation to generation, has been highly debated ever since the first attempts by early collectors to define it.
It has been performed, collected, researched, and unpicked, and the defining qualities which make it unique continue to stimulate current debate and approaches to collecting.
This conference seeks to present the latest research in folk song in all its possible contexts and forms, and we are inviting contributions on topics associated with traditional song and performance in both historic and contemporary settings which may include (but are not limited to):
Papers should be 20 minutes long (+10 minutes for questions and discussion). AV facilities will be available. A1 sized poster presentations are also welcome.
We are particularly keen to encourage students and newcomers to talk about their research interests and findings.
Closing date for submissions: 22 July 2018
The conference will take place from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018 at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY.