Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 16 August 2010

Welsh Ballads Online

4,000 ballads from 18th and 19th century Wales Cardiff University & National Library of Wales

A new website

Historic Welsh ballads online for a new global audience

  • Documenting important issues of the day - workers' rights, crime, local festivals, village gossip...
  • Funded by JISC, the project has completed a network of digital resources giving access to these precious documents.
  • around 15,000 pages of rare Welsh and English language ballads (words, not music) now available to study and enjoy.
  • Visit the National Library of Wales ballad website here.

Ben Showers, programme manager at JISC, said: The Welsh Ballads project puts in place the final piece of a national jigsaw of digitised ballads. Adding to the ballad collections of England and Scotland this new archive will help make this a unique and indispensable resource for researchers, students and interested members of the public.

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