The Full English – Bristol Folk Song Pack

The Full English was a unique nationwide project which unlocked hidden treasures of England’s cultural heritage by making over 58,000 original source documents from 12 major folk collectors available to the world via a ground-breaking nationwide digital archive and learning project. The project was led by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and in partnership with Bristol Plays Music and other cultural partnerships across England.

The Full English digital archive has thousands of traditional folk songs that were collected from across the country. Some of these songs are known widely, others have lain dormant in notebooks and files within archives for decades. This Bristol Folk Song pack gives schools across Bristol the chance to bring some of them back to life and give them a new voice in the 21st century.

Further learning resources created as part of The Full English can be downloaded for free here.

Accompanying audio tracks can be downloaded for free here.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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