Research Projects

Our current research projects include :-



Under the Rose

started 1980



The Blind Musicians

of Sheffield 1780 – 1850

started 1997



Library & Collections




Our research projects have

had a big influence on several aspects of the folk scene and are now making inroads in the world of classical music; dance teams have been built on our work and academic conferences have requested our input based on the 19th century vernacular repertoire. The object of this work is to share our findings with the wider community to enhance both current and future practice and to expand our understanding of the tradition and it’s place in the world.


Try downloading our papers from recent conferences for an informative (if wordy) read!

Click on this little chap to go to ‘Downloads’