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Welsh Ballads: Useful Links


Links to a number of sites relating directly or indirectly to ballads, and to folk-songs in general.

Cardiff University and the editor of this website do not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of any of the information on any of these sites.

If the link to any of the sites no longer works, please contact us. Send any comments, or suggestions for additional links, to the Editor:


Welsh Links

St Fagans National History Museum (collections)

Gathering the Jewels

'A Historical Corpus of the Welsh Language 1500-1850' (Cambridge University)

J. H. Davies, A Bibliography of Welsh Ballads Printed in the Eighteenth Century (1908-11)

National Library of Wales

Newsplan Cymru

Project Gutenberg (Welsh Texts)

TRAC: Folk Development Organisation for Wales

Tŷ Cerdd: Music Centre Wales

Welsh Ballad Collection, University of Wales, Lampeter

'Welsh Biography Online' (WBO)

Welsh Music Research Group, Bangor University


General Links

American Folklife Center

Bavarian State Library: Early Modern Broadsides (1500-1800)

'Blackletter Ballads'

'Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads' (Oxford University)

British Library (catalogue)

California State University, Fresno: Folklore

Deutsches Volksliedarchiv (DVA) 

'Early Child Ballads'

'English Broadside Ballad Archive' (University of California at Santa Barbara)

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)

The Folklore Society

'Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America' (Contemplator)

International Ballad Commission (KfV)

James Madison Carpenter Collection Online Catalogue

John Ashton, 'Modern Street Ballads' (1888)

The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, Bodleian Library

'The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection'

The Memory of the Netherlands

MUNFLA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Nineteenth-Century British Street Ballads

'North East Folklore Archive (Aberdeenshire)

The Oxford Book of Ballads (1910)

Pan-Hispanic Ballad Project

RISM Music Manuscripts Database

'The Robin Hood Project' (University of Rochester)

'The Scottish Chapbook Project' (University of South Carolina)

'Sixteenth Century Ballads'

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

'Streetprint: Revolution and Romanticism'

The Traditional Ballad Index

University of Glasgow: Broadsides

University of Glasgow: Murray Collection

University of Newcastle Library: Street Ephemera

'The Word on the Street' (National Library of Scotland)