The Full English contains over 44,000 records and over 58,000 digitised
images from the archives of 19 of the most important and influential collectors
in the UK.
You can freely browse
and search all the materials in these
At the launch event, guests heard speeches from EFDSS Chief Executive Katy Spicer, EFDSS President Shirley Collins MBE, and Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Director Malcolm Taylor. The audience was also treated to the world premiere of The Full English Tour - new music and arrangements inspired by The Full English collections, presented and performed by Seth Lakeman,
Martin Simpson, Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls - the result of a unique EFDSS commission, supported by the PRS for Music Foundation
, with Fay Hield.
We'll be releasing photos and footage from the event in coming days, so keep an eye out on EFDSS' YouTube
The Full English
is an EFDSS project made largely possible with a
£585,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
. The Full English has also
been made possible with support from the National Folk Music Fund
, whose funding is
given in memory of Ursula Vaughan Williams, and The Folklore Society
EFDSS has worked in partnership with Clare College
, The British Library
, The Folklore Society
, the Grainger Museum at The University of Melbourne
, The Mitchell Library
, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
, and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
to amalgamate collections that are housed across the country.