EFDSS The Full English

The Full English – folk initiative

The Full English is a ground-breaking project to create the largest digital archive of English folk songs, dances, tunes and customs with more than 80,000 items of manuscript.

The work was carried out by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) between 2012 and 2014, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, delivered in partnership with a number of archives and cultural organisations from across England and beyond.

The archive delivers the true ‘voice of the English people’ through a variety of material ranging from full songs to fragments of melodies, invaluable for researchers, performers, composers and many more. It is rich in social, family and local history, and provides a snapshot of England’s cultural heritage through voices rarely published and heard before.

Find out more:

The Full English case studies and outcomes summary report

The Full English evaluation report

The Full English 18 case studies

 

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