British Library Sound Archive

From Folkopedia
Revision as of 14:59, 27 January 2010 by Andyturner (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

British Library Sound Archive

Formerly the National Sound Archive, the British Library Sound Archive holds one of the world's largest collections of recordings variously described as traditional, folk or 'world' music. It is a valuable resource for musicians of all backgrounds and an essential reference collection for the study of ethnomusicology and anthropology.

http://www.bl.uk/nsa


World and traditional music: sound recordings


Archival Sound Recordings - includes early 20th century cylinder recordings (e.g. of John Locke and Peter Verrall, and recordings from collectors such as Mike Yates, Roy Palmer and Keith Summers

Anyone can

  • Search all recordings on the site
  • Listen to recordings where copyright permits - currently over 25,300 items

Users in licensed UK higher or further education institutions can additioanlly listen to and download any of the recordings.


Sound Archive catalogue