Broadside Day 2012: Street Literature and Popular Print Traditions, Feb. 25th 2012

The third annual one-day event exploring aspects of Street Literature and Popular Print Traditions
Saturday 25th February 2012, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Organised jointly by the English Folk Dance & Song Society and Traditional Song Forum, this is an event where collectors (important in the study of historical popular culture) and academics meet and sing along to popular tunes in the middle of presentations!

Tickets are now available through the EFDSS website:

Please note: Originally advertised as 10am – 5pm, but to squeeze everything in, it has been extended it to 9.30am-5.30pm. Please be prompt if you can!

Any questions,  contact Steve Roud –

Speakers (not in the correct order):

E Wyn James (In Merthyr on Saturday Night..: The Ballads and Balladmongers of Glamorgan)

Colin Bargery (The Song of Steam: A Broadside History of the Railway 1820-1870)

Desdemona Mccannon (Contemporary Chapbook Makers and Illustrators)

Anna Guigne (‘Old Brown’s Daughter’)

Lewis Jones (Broadside Ballads with Tunes Attached)

Martin Graebe (The Swimming Lady and the Mountain of Hair: Sabine Baring-Gould and street literature)

Paul Smith (Traditional Drama in Chapbooks)

Giles Bergel (Martin Parker’s Wandering Jew’s Chronicle; plus New Developments at the Bodleian and EBBA)

Chris Wright (‘All You Lovers of Song’: Broadsides and the Song Tradition of Scots Travellers).


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