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The following links are non-trading sites which will give more background on traditional folk music from England, Scotland and Ireland.
East Anglian Dulcimers - This site presents hugely detailed research about dulcimers - instruments, makers and players in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, carried out by John and Katie Howson.
Unsung Histories - a site where Katie Howson's researches are gradually being published, including a number on folk song in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Katie Howson - Katie's own site includes a major piece of work about Irish fiddle player Julia Clifford as well as her writings about Ralph Vaughan Williams & George Butterworth's folk song collecting in Suffolk and Norfolk.
The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust - A proactive organisation whose aim is to preserve and promote traditional music, song and dance in the Eastern counties. Founded in 2000 by John and Katie Howson, who retired in 2017.
English Folk Dance and Song Society - Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY. EFDSS is a national body which is the custodian of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library which has its own section containing their catalogue and digital archive.
The British Library Sound Archive - 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB. The archive houses thousands of house of field recordings. John Howson's original tapes, many of which were used for Veteran Releases, are now deposited there for posterity, although currently they are not freely accessible.
The School of Scottish Studies - 27-29 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9LD. Under the umbrella of Edinburgh University it has become the National body for the research into and the preservation of Scottish traditional singing, music and story-telling and holds a considerable print and sound archive.
The Irish Traditional Music Archive based at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 and is a government funded national Irish music archive with a comprehensive and fascinating website.
The Farne Project this site was set up through a Heritage Lottery grant and stands for 'Folk Archive Resource North East'. It is a very searchable site which covers all aspects of traditional music and song from the North East of England.
The Folklore Society - The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. This is the National authority on this subject.
Martin Nail's Folk music site - A private site which provides many more links and gives details of folk music activities throughout England.