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GeoffLawes PermaThread: Free On-Line Trad Folk Performances (65* d) Free On-Line Trad Folk Performances 15 May 19


THE PURPOSE OF THIS MUDCAT THREAD IS TO COLLECT, ORGANISE AND MAKE EASILY AVAILABLE, INTERNET LINKS TO THE PERFORMANCE OF TRADITIONAL SONGS AND MUSIC BY SOURCE SINGERS AND MUSICIANS. IT ALSO AIMS TO COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PERFORMERS AND THEIR SONGS

      This is an edited PermaThread® about Free On-Line Trad Folk Performances, edited by Geoff Lawes. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-

Contributions to this PermaThread are posted below in chronological order but they will be consolidated and organised under the names of performers in order to make them easy to locate
Blue clickable links to the location of these consolidated and organised postings are provided in the PERFORMER LIST. The Performer List will contain information showing where and when each performer lived . Below, there is also a section called ON -LINE COLLECTIONS OF SOURCE RECORDINGS This section can be reached by clicking this named blue link. It is included in the hope that it will encourage everyone to participate in researching and posting material on this permaThread.

THE PERFORMER LIST

CLICK THE PERFORMER’S NAME TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE POSTS ABOUT THIS PERFORMER AND USE THE BACK ARROW TO GET BACK TO THE PERFORMER LIST. INCLUDED IN THE PERFORMER LIST MAY BE THE NAMES OF PERFORMERS WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD ANY LINKS OR INFORMATION POSTED ABOUT THEM. THESE NAMES ARE INCLUDED TO STIMULATE FURTHER RESEARCH. If you have links to performances or further information, please submit them to the thread

PERFORMER’S NAME            WHERE & WHEN THE PERFORMER LIVED            FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT PERFORMER
Edgar Allington ........ENGLAND.......... (?–?) .......... singer
George Attrill ........ ENGLAND.......... (?–?) .......... singer of Fittleworth in Sussex
HarryAdams .......... ENGLAND..........(1903-1982)…. singer and melodeon player from Isle Abbotts, Somerset
Billy Ballantine ......ENGLAND.......... (?–?)..........  piccolo player North East England
Jim Baldry ............ENGLAND .......... (?–?).......... singer of Woodbridge, Suffolk
Margaret Barry ... IRELAND............ (1917–1989) .......... traveller,singer and banjo player from Cork, came to prominence in London after starting as a street singer
Charlie Bate ........ ENGLAND .......... (1919-1977) ..........singer, accordion player, from Padstow, Cornwall
Séamus Begley ........ IRELAND .......... (?–?).......... Singer and accordian player from Dingle, County Kerry
Billy Bennington ......ENGLAND ..........(1900 –1986) ......... hammered dulcimer player from Barford, Norfolk
Paddy Berry, ....... IRELAND .......... (1937- ?) .......... Singer and songwriter from Wexford
Alec Bloomfield ..... ENGLAND.......... (20th C) .......... singer  
Harry Boardman ...... ENGLAND.......... (1917–1989) .......... singer from, Lancashire
Billy Bolton ............ENGLAND .......... (20th C) ..........Singer from Peasenhall, Suffolk, England, UK
William“Jumbo”Brightwell ..ENGLAND........(1900- ?) .......... Singer from Suffolk
Percy Brown ...........ENGLAND .......... (1903 -? ) .......... melodeon player Aylsham Norfolk
Walter Bulwer ........ ENGLAND .......... (1888 –1968) ..........singer, fiddle, mandolin-banjo, from Shipdham, Norfolk
Eddie Butcher ...........IRELAND.......... 1900-1980) ..........singer and songwriter born in Magilligan North Co.Derry
Edgar Button ........... ENGLAND .......... (20th C) ..........singer 
Bob Cann .............ENGLAND .......... (1916 – 1990) .......... melodeon player from Dartmoor,Devon  
Luke Cheevers ........ IRELAND .......... (1940- ?) .......... singer from Dublin  

David Clements .......ENGLAND ....... (19th & early 20thC) .......... singer from Basingstoke, Hampshire
Robert Cinnamond .......IRELAND .......... ( 1884 -I968) .......... singer and collector of songs , from Antrim
Johnny Collins .........ENGLAND .......... (1938 – 2009).......... singer
The Copper Family .....ENGLAND .......... ( ?–? ).......... singers from Rottingdean ,Sussex
Cecilia Costello ........ENGLAND .......... (1884 –1976) .......... singer from Birmingham
Harry Cox ………...........ENGLAND......... (1885 - 1971) .......... singer from Norfolk
Togo and Burns Crawford..SCOTLAND.......... (?–?).......... singers, Mossdale, Kirkcudbrightshire
Elizabeth "Bess" Cronin ..IRELAND .......... (1879 - 1956) .......... singer/songwriter from Baile Bhuirne, Cork
Mary Delaney ..............IRELAND .......... (died around 2005) .......... singer,traveller,originally from Cashel, Co Tipperary
Seán 'ac Dhonncha … .......IRELAND .......... (1919–1996) .......... singer in Irish and English.Born in Carna ,Conamara,Co. Galway
Paddy Doran ....…..........IRELAND ....... ( ? – ? ).......... singer  
Felix Doran .............IRELAND .......... (1915–1972) .......... traveller, uilleann piper
Johnny Doughty ..........ENGLAND .......... (1903 - 1986) ..........singer, born in Brighton, England
Eli Durrant .............ENGLAND .......... ( 20th C ) .......... singer from Suffolk
Louie Fuller ...........ENGLAND .......... (1914 -? ).......... born Woolwich, London, later lived in Surrey
Sean Garvey ..........IRELAND.......... ( 1944 -?).......... singer, song collector County Antrim, N. Ireland
Len Graham ............IRELAND .......... ( 1944 -?)..........singer, song collector County Antrim, N. Ireland
Con Greaney ............IRELAND.......... ( ?–? )…............ singer from Athea, West Limerick
Geordie Hanna ..........IRELAND .......... ( ?–? ).......... singer and guitarist from Derrytresk, County Tyrone
Frank Harte ............IRELAND..........(1933 –2005) ..........singer and song collector from Dublin
Bob Hart ...............ENGLAND .......... 1892- 1978) ..........singer from Suffolk, East Anglia  
Mary Ann Haynes ........ENGLAND..........(1905 – 1977) ..........singer, traveller who settled in Brighton
Hamish Henderson ........SCOTLAND .........(1919 – 2002).........singer,poet,song collector born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire
Lizzie Higgins ........SCOTLAND .........(1929- 1993).........singer from Aberdeen
Dick Hogan .............IRELAND..........( ?–? )..........singer from Tipperary
Queen Caroline Hughes ..ENGLAND........(1900 – 1971)........singer, traveller
Fred Jordan ...........ENGLAND..........(1922 –2002)..........singer from Ludlow, Shropshire
William Kimber ........ENGLAND..........(1872–1961)..........concertina player from Oxfordshire
Sam Larner ..........ENGLAND.......... (1878–1965) ..........singer from Winterton, Norfolk
Tom Lenihan .........IRELAND .......... (1908–1990).........singer from Milltown Malbay , County Clare
The Ling Family .....ENGLAND..........(20th C).......... singers
Fred Ling ..........ENGLAND.......... (20th C)..........singer from Suffolk
Geoff Ling ..........ENGLAND.......... (20th C)..........singer from Suffolk &
Harry List ..........ENGLAND .......... (20th C) ..........singer from Suffolk
Sarah Makem ..........IRELAND.......(1900 –1983) ..........source singer from Armagh Northern Ireland
Willie Mathieson .....SCOTLAND .......... (1879- 1958 )..........singer from Ellon, Aberdeenshire
George ‘Pop’ Maynard ...ENGLAND.......... (1872 – 1962 ).......... singer of Surrey
Jimmy McBeath ..........SCOTLAND..........(1894 -1972)..........singer born in Portsoy, Banffshire
Mikeen McCarthy ........IRELAND…...(1931-2004)...........traveller,singer and storyteller
Maureen Melly (neeTunney) ..IRELAND........( ? ) ..........singer
Labhras O'Cadhla .......IRELAND..........(1889 - 1961)........Irish language singer from Waterford
Darach Ó Catháin .......IRELAND .......... (1922 –1987)..........Irish language singer from Connemara
Stiofán Ó Cualáin ...IRELAND..........( ? )..........Irish Language singer
Seosamh Ó hÉanaí(Joe Heaney)...IRELAND..... (1919 – 1984).......singer from County Galway
Walter Pardon ........ENGLAND.......... (1914 –1996)…singer from Knapton, Norfolk
Billy Pigg ..........ENGLAND.......... (1902–1968).........small pipes player from Northumberland
Cyril Poacher ..…...ENGLAND.......... (1910 - ? )...... singer from Suffolk
John Reilly .........IRELAND.......... (1926 -1969) ..........singer, settled traveller lived in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, originally from Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim
Bob Roberts .........ENGLAND.......... (1907–1982).......... singer and melodian player born in Dorset, associated with East Anglian coast
Jeannie Robertson ..SCOTLAND ........(1908 - 1975).......... singer from Aberdeen
Bob Scarce ..........ENGLAND .......... (1885-1974).......... singer from Suffolk
Willie Scott .......SCOTLAND.......... (1897 – 1989).......... singer, born Dumfriesshire
Albert Smith .......ENGLAND.......... (20th C) ...... jews harp player, Butley, Suffolk
Arthur Smith .......ENGLAND .......... (20th C) ..........singer from Suffolk
Phoebe Smith ........ENGLAND .......... (1913-2001).......... singer, traveller moved around Kent and Essex before settling in Woodbridge, Suffolk
George Spicer .......ENGLAND .......... (20th C) ..........
Luke Stanley ........ENGLAND .......... (20th C) .......... singer from Barton on Humber, N. Lincolnshire
Belle Stewart ......SCOTLAND.......... (1906-1997).......... traveller,singer born Caputh, near Blairgowrie
Lucy Stewart ........SCOTLAND........(1901-1982).......... singer, traveller -Fetterangus, Aberdeenshire
John Strachan ......SCOTLAND .......... (1875-1958).......... singer of bothy ballads from Aberdeenshire
Phil Tanner ..........WALES.......... (1862–1950).......... singer of Llangenith in the Gower Peninsula
Joseph Taylor ........ENGLAND .......... (1833-1910) .......... singer from Saxby-All-Saints, Lincolnshire
Scan Tester ..........ENGLAND.......... (1886 –1972).........concertina player & singer from Sussex
Nioclás Tóibín ......IRELAND........(1928–1994).......... ; Sean-nós singer from the Déise tradition of County Waterford
Bridget Tunney ......IRELAND.......... (1886 – 1975) .......... grew up in Rushen, South Donegal, lived in Glasgow, returned to Donegal then Garvery in Co. Fermanagh
Paddy Tunney ........IRELAND.......... (1921- 2002),.......... singer, born in Glasgow to Irish parents,later settled in County Fermanagh
Harry Upton ...........ENGLAND.......... (1900 - ? ).......... singer, lived in Balcombe ,Sussex
Liam Weldon ..........IRELAND ........ (1917–1989) ..... singer born in Dublin
William“Jinky”Wells ..ENGLAND.......... (1868-1953)..........fiddler from Bampton Oxfordshire
Eely Whent ...........ENGLAND .......... ( 20th C ).......... fiddler from Suffolk
Fred Whiting .........ENGLAND .......... (1905-?)......... left-handed fiddle player and singer from Suffolk
Willett Family ........ENGLAND .......... ( 20th C) .......... family of travellers and singers Tom, and sons, Chris and Ben from southern England
Brenda Wooton ........CORNWALL,UK......(1928 –1994)........singer


ON-LINE COLLECTIONS OF SOURCE RECORDINGS

Most of the recordings initially included in this PermaThread have been found on the YouTube site.
If someone knows appropriate search words, such as performers’ names, then they can easily find a great many recordings of traditional singers and musicians.
By adding “ top tracks “ in a YouTube search you can often access multiple recordings of a chosen performer. This is a device adopted to discover many of the links included here because it gives one internet address for a number of recordings and displays a track list. Multiple recordings are also sometimes
easily found by entering the name of a Cd or LP on which the performer appears.

The following sites are well informed, authoritative and include recordings which can be heard on-line although it is sometimes less straightforward than accessing recordings on YouTube. If you know of other free publicly accessible on-line sites please post the links and details on this PermaThread

TOBAR AN DUALCHAIS / KIST o RICHES


http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/ This website contains over 40,000 oral recordings made in Scotland and
further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.


NOTE Links to search results on this site appear to be time limited and so to reach the recordings it may be necessary for you to repeat the search process from the home page. The Permathread editor will test links already given here to TOBAR AN DUALCHAIS and try to make access to recordings as painless as possible

IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC Archive



The role of ITMA is to collect, preserve, organise and make accessible the contemporary and historical materials of Irish traditional song, instrumental music and dance.

Itma DIGITAL LIBRARY Sounds https://www.itma.ie/digital-library/sounds
Itma home page https://www.itma.ie/
itma catalogue https://www.itma.ie/catalogue
Itma Simple Search http://www.itmacatalogues.ie/Default/en-GB/Search/SimpleSearch

BRITISH LIBRARY SOUNDS


https://sounds.bl.uk/
Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection, Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection, Carol Tingey Nepal Collection , Carole Pegg English & Scottish Folk Music Collection, Desmond & Shelagh Herring English Folk Music Collection, Dinka songs from South Sudan, Endangered Micronesian recordings, Interviews with ethnomusicologists, John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection, Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection, Middle Eastern music on shellac disc, Nick & Mally Dow English Folk Music Collection, Odeon record label recordings from the Indian subcontinent,, Peter Kennedy Collection Reg Hall English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music & Customs Collection, Roy Palmer English Folk Music Collection, Steve Gardham English Folk Music Collection, Syliphone record label recordings from Guinea, Syriac liturgical music, Terry Yarnell English & Irish Folk Music Collection, The Golha radio programmes: Flowers of Persian song & music, Vanishing voices from Russia & Eastern Europe, Violeta Ruano Portraits of Saharawi Music, Young India record label collection ,, Arthur Morris Jones Africa Collection, Percy Grainger ethnographic wax cylinders, John Low East Africa Collection, Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection, Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection, Peter Cooke Uganda Collection, David Rycroft South Africa Collection, Hans-Joachim Heinz Botswana Collection, John Brearley Botswana Collection, Kevin Volans Southern Africa Music Collection, Decca West African recordings, Giles Swayne Senegal Collection , Trevor Wiggins Ghana Music Collection , Brian Moser & Donald Tayler Colombia Collection, Colin Huehns Asia Collection, Arnold Adriaan Bake South Asian Music Collection, Guy Adam & Niel Nicholson Nepal Collection, James Kippen North India Collection, Music from India, Nicholas Pierce Balochistan Collection, George Kingsley Roth Fiji Collection, Raymond Firth Tikopia Collection , Simon Seligmann Kiribati Collection, Ethnographic wax cylinder music, drama and literature, oral history.

BRITISH LIBRARY SOUND MAP - Traditional music in England

https://sounds.bl.uk/Sound-Maps/Traditional-Music-In-England

When there you need to move the hand over the red location dots until the hand changes into a pointing finger and clicking then will take you to the recording .

NATIONAL MUSEUM WALES


30 on -line recordings with some limited information https://museum.wales/collections/folksongs/

ALAN LOMAX ARCHIVE

http://research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp

Alan Lomax Recordings in England http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-ix.do?ix=session&id=EN51&idType=abbrev&sortBy=abc
Alan Lomax Archive US Recordings http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-ix.do?ix=recording&id=US&idType=countryCode&sortBy=abc
Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACD9NP4D_pU
Instrumental Music Of The Southern Appalachianshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2rzMS9TkJw&list=RDZ2rzMS9TkJw&index=1

BRITISH LIBRARY STEVE GARDHAM COLLECTION


20 hours of field recordings of music recorded between 1967 and 1988 by Steve Gardham in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Steve-Gardham-Collection

THE YORKSHIRE GARLAND


Over 120 songs native to or sung for generations in Yorkshire, to play and download for free.
http://www.yorkshirefolksong.net/

COUNTY SONGS


Irish song collection which has short clips of some songs

http://www.countysongs.ie/counties/

CLARE COUNTY LIBRARY



holds 278 recordings of Singers and Songs of County Clare from the Carroll Mackenzie Collection

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/songs/cmc/

When reaching the Singers and Songs of County Clare page of the Clare Library site you will probably need to click the grey area
down on the right labelled Playlist (Clare songs only) in order to activate the Adobe Flash Player Then the click links to
individual recordings listed on the left under The Songs will give access to playback of the recording as well as information and lyrics

(You may not get playback without enpowering Adobe)

HELEN HARTNESS FLANDERS BALLAD COLLECTION

Large collection of digitized phonograph cylinder recordings made in New England ,USA by Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972) Springfield, Vermont.

https://archive.org/details/helenhartnessflanders
INFORMATION http://sites.middlebury.edu/flanders/
digitised cassette tapes https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Digitized+cassette+tapes%22

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG

https://www.loc.gov/audio/?all=true&c=50&fa=original-format:collection%7Cpartof:catalog%7Csubject:folk+songs,+english
This gives access to mostly ‘ Catalog Record Only’ entries but there are some recordings which can be heared online.

THE DIGITAL LIBRARY OF APPALACHIA

The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries. Over 3,000 rare tunes and songs played by master old-time musicians from across the region. All the tracks are carefully indexed and hyperlinked. You can search by artist, title, or instrument, or just browse for tunes and download them for free without limit.
https://dla.acaweb.org/digital/search/searchterm/music/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort


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