Sam Lewis / Rolf Hierath’s “Rolf’s Cashbox” / The Full English Collection (English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS)
Song and Artist: “Reinventing the Blues” by Sam Lewis of Codicote, Hertfordshire, England
images courtesy Sam Lewis website and photographer Harry Simpson
Sam Lewis‘ track “Reinventing the Blues” from his album “Waiting on You“…
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Radio Show: Rolf Hierath’s “Rolf’s Cashbox” on Johnny Cash Radio
images courtesy Rolf Hierath facebook and Johnny Cash Radio website
Rolf Hierath hosts his radio show “Rolf’s Cashbox” on Johnny Cash Radio, a website dedicated to the music of Johnny Cash and the members of the Carter family.
“Rolf’s Cashbox” is broadcast in German, and focuses on the music of Johnny Cash.
About Rolf Hierath:
Rolf is an avid fan and supporter of Johnny Cash’s music, in addition to broadcasting other artists’ music on several other radio shows that he hosts. In fact, these other radio shows are broadcast on Radio RheinWelle, a station that Rolf himself founded. Those shows can be found at the website for Radio RheinWelle, and more detailed information about them will be highlighted in future posts on this blog.
“Rolf’s Cashbox” is broadcast on the Johnny Cash Radio website on Fridays from 8-9pm (Germany time) and on other days/times (see the schedule on the Johnny Cash Radio website).
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Supporter of Americana: Project: The Full English (English Folk Dance and Song Society/EFDSS)
images courtesy EFDSS and Project “The Full English” websites, and the British Library Blog
Similar to the United States’ folk music and culture archives project sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and Library of Congress, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in the United Kingdom has undertaken a project to preserve and archive songs, sounds, and written word that comprise the traditions and heritage of the English culture, and to make the collection digitally accessible to the public, known as The Full English Collection.
Excerpt from EFDSS’ website regarding The Full English:
“The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and its partners present the world’s largest online collection of English folk manuscripts.
Freely explore 80,000 pages of traditional songs, dances, tunes and customs from the golden age of folk music collecting, within the manuscripts of nineteen of England’s most important late Victorian and Edwardian folk collectors, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, Lucy Broadwood and Cecil Sharp.
The Full English digital archive delivers the true ‘voice of the people’ through a variety of material ranging from full songs to fragments of melodies, invaluable for researchers, performers, composers and many more. It is rich in social, family and local history, and provides a snapshot of England’s cultural heritage through voices rarely published and heard before….”
…”The first part of creating The Full English digital archive was to make nineteen manuscript collections, housed in nine repositories in England, Scotland and Australia freely available in a searchable format online. However, as the information on these digital images can very hard to decipher, particularly if you are not a music reader, the second part is to improve access by providing transcriptions of texts and musical notation, as well as midi files so the tunes can be heard. We are currently working to transcribe The Full English collections, to make them accessible.”
The archived collection is available via links on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website:
More information about the project and about EFDSS can be found at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) website:
English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) Facebook page:
Website for EFDSS project “The Full English”:
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