Welcome to the Traditional Song Forum website

This website has now been replaced by a newer version which you can find at


Most of the content of this site has been transferred to this new site and the URL tradsong.org will be transferred to the new site when this site is closed.

We look forward to seeing you at our new address. 


News headlines 

Headlines for the latest items items of news on the website. To see the complete item go to the News page:


I apologise for making yet another apology - problems with this version of the site are continuing and things are taking three times longer to do than they should. I hope that I can continue to keep it hobbling along while I continue to work on the new version, which is taking shape slowly.

Key items on the News page are: 

TSF Meeting Sheffield 16 September 2017  - plan for the day now online here

Roy Palmer Lecture 2017 

Broadside Extra 25 November 2017 

TSF Membership Secretary 

Booking for TSF Meetings (Important question!!) 

Notes for the Liverpool meeting (19 November 2016) now published 

Upgrading the TSF website 


 [News headlines updated 17 Aug 2017]




Future TSF meetings

The next TSF meeting will be held in Sheffield on Saturday 16 September 2017 where, as part of a programme focused on local sings and collectors, the second Roy Palmer Lecture will be given by Ian Russell. The plan for the day can be seen here.

TSF is organising a Broadside Extra day, also in Sheffield, on 25 November 2017. More details will be available shortly. If you are interested in giving a paper, please contact Steve Roud

Please make sure that you have these dates in your diary!



The TSF Discussion Group

Johnny Adams runs the 'Tradsong' discussion group where you can share information with other TSF members and with a wider constituency. A good place also to send those queries that you want the numerous experts in the TSF to help with. Go to: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tradsong/


The Traditional Song Forum Facebook Page

Paul Davenport has recently created a Facebook page for TSF. If you would like to visit this, then search for 'Traditional Song Forum' on Facebook.



Contact for queries:

If you have any questions please contact the TSF Secretary -  martin.graebe@btinternet.com