Leicestershire Folk Diary
The Diary has two main sections; Events containing a day-to-day listing of "what's on" and a Directory with an A to Z listing of the event organisers and venues. It is compiled using information supplied by event organisers. Whilst every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, it is not guaranteed. No responsibility will be accepted for errors, omissions or cancellations. If you want to be sure of an event contact the event organiser for confirmation. If you are an organiser and you would like to add an event to the diary please get in touch with us via the contact details below. Similarly, if you spot an error, please let us know and we will look into the matter.

This diary can be freely copied and distributed.

The Leicestershire Folk Diary is sponsored by the Grand Union Folk Club.
Vaughan Williams Memorial Library - EFDSS Library site - contains a wealth of data including 'The Full English Digital Archive'.
The Bodleian Broadside Collection. - Over 30,000 digitised copies of original printed ballads ranging from the 16th - 20th Century.
The Contemplator - A great database of folk music from the UK, Eire and the US (sections on shanties, Child ballads, O'Carolan & more.).
Digital Tradition Folk Music Database. - An alternative route into the Digitrad database.
The Mudcat Café - Widely used folk discussion forum incorporating the Digital Tradition Database of folk song lyrics & tunes (Digitrad or DT).
The Irish Traditional Music Archive - Reference archive with recordings & scores of the traditional songs & tunes of Ireland.
Tobar an Dualchais (Kist of Riches) - Scottish archival recordings of stories, songs, music and poetry ranging from the 1930s to date.
The Glen Collection of Printed Music - National Library of Scotland's large digital archive of 18th and 19th century music including "Scots Musical Museum" and all 6 volumes of Thomas D'Urfey's "Pills to Purge Melancholy".
The Farne Folk Archive - A Collection of 4000 songs, tunes, sound recordings and photographs documenting the musical heritage of the North East of England.
The Northumbria Anthology - A continuously expanding collection of songs and poems from the North East of England.
Yorkshire Garland - A project to make Yorkshire's folk song heritage widely, readily and freely available.
Mainly Norfolk Song Index - An excellent site with a wealth of information about folk songs and tunes.
Gloucestershire Tradition - Songs and tunes collected in Gloucestershire.
Wiltshire Folk Songs - Songs from Wiltshire, including many collected by Alfred Williams.
British Library Sound Archive - Recorded folk music and dialect collections from numerous sources e.g. "Roy Palmer Collection", "Peter Kennedy Collection" etc.
Charles Parker Archive - Links to Charles Parker archival material including the radian ballads.
Steve Thomason's Songs - Great songs from Steve Thomason on Soundcloud.
Traditional Music Library - A large archive of folk and old music with song lyrics and chords for, tune books, sheet music and midis.
Music Hall Songs and Monologues - Songs lyrics, monologues, recitations & poems from the music halls.
Songs of the Inland Waterways - A database of songs with lyrics, chords, recordings, scores etc.
ABC Notation - A guide to ABC notation and a database of about 460,000 tunes.
Folk Tune Finder - A search engine that allows you to track down folk tunes from the title or the first few notes.
The Session - Tune database with ABC, files midis and scores plus a searchable listing of sessions.
The Morris Ring Handbook of Morris Dances - ABC notation, scores, MP3s and notes on Morris tunes.
The Dancing Master - A database of John Playford's tunes with scores and notes on the dances.
Library of Congress National Jukebox - Historical US recordings (includes material that started life on this side of the Atlantic).
Hymns and Carols of Christmas. - A treasury of Christmas songs and carols with many surprises (eg see below).
English Folk Carols. - Cecil Sharp's collection of 21 folk carols from around England. - From Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
A Christmas Garland - Carols and poems from the fifteenth century to the 1880s. - From Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
Christmas Carols and Seasonal Songs - The Grand Union Folk Club carol book.