Reading Group

This runs online as drop-in sessions led by members of the community. You will have the opportunity to discuss a variety of folk-related material, ranging from articles and blogs to albums and interviews. For each session, there will be two readings and/or media and you can take a look at either, or both.


Everyone is welcome: No formal qualifications or academic background is needed - just an interest in folk song and traditional music. Attendance is flexible: come to as many or as few sessions as you like, depending on what suits you, or which topics interest you most!

Autumn Reading Group 2022:

Thursday 13th October, 1-2pm: "What is Folk?"

Thursday 27th October, 1-2pm: "Gypsies, Travellers and "English" Folk Songs"

Thursday 10th November, 1-2pm: "Folk and/in Popular Culture "

Thursday 24th November, 1-2pm: "Artificial Intelligence & Folk Music"

Thursday 8th December, 1-2pm: "Folk and Genre"

Summer Reading Group 2022