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Links to other sites

Below is a selective set of links to other major resources for ballads and broadsides.

Legends - Ballads and Broadsides
A comprehensive site, with links to, among other resources, the Traditional Ballad Index, and some scanned texts

The Digital Tradition folk song database
One of the longest-established and best resources for folk music words and tunes. It includes modern as well as older material

The Word on the Street
The National Library of Scotland's online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what 'the word on the street' was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions - all these and more are here.

From Traditional To Digital
A project in collaboration with the School of Scottish Studies to create the basis for a digital audio presentation of the Child Collection of Scottish Border Ballads

Greg Lindahl's work in progress on Sixteenth-century ballads

Francis J. Child Ballads
Biography, lyrics, tunes and historical information about the Child corpus.


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