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The Katharine Briggs Award 2014

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Katharine Briggs Award is David Atkinson, for his book The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts, published by OpenBook Publishers. Congratulations David.

Runners-up:…

Non-Print Media Award 2014

We're very happy to announce that the winner of our inaugural Non-Print Media Award 2014 was presented to Rod Stradling for Old Fashioned Songs: Cecilia Costello; Musical Traditions [Double CD ]

Here are the judges' comments: 

This recent…

Folklore Society President’s Prize 2014

Congratulations to Ben Kehoe, winner of the Folklore Society President's Prize 2014, for his entry: '“He appeared to us like a God”: Popular Perceptions and Memories of Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Revolution of 1860 in Sicily in the Later…

Eddie Cass

We are very sad to report the death, on 17 September, of Dr Eddie Cass, our vice-president and former president, and author of The Lancashire Pace-Egg Plays and The Pace-Egg Plays of the Calder Valley. He will be very much missed.

The Mari Llwyd in Wales

The Royal Anthropological Institute, Research Seminar. 24 September 2014, 5.30-7.30 pm, Dr Juliette Wood: “The Mari Llwyd in Wales: Celebration as National Identity…

Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor, OBE, now retired from his post as Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, received The Folklore Society's Coote Lake Medal at his leaving party at Cecil Sharp House on Sunday 27 July 2014 from Folklore Society…

Newer Researchers in Folklore Studies Conference

Folklore Studies has a long history of scholarship that often goes unrecognised outside the ranks of Folklore scholars. It remains a minority discipline, even in countries where it has had a stronger academic recognition than it has in…