The aim of this network is to begin to map the arrival of a tradition of ‘British’ Song during the century 1750-1850. While the four nations of the British Isles were busy collecting and publishing ‘National’ songs during this time, the idea of a song culture for ‘Britain’ began to emerge during this century with major collections such as The British Minstrel published in London (Goulding & D’Almaine) in 1830.
This area of the website is thus under construction and we will post more as our research progresses.
Featured image: The Glory of Old England; Briton’s Protection; print; music sheet/cover; Laurie & Whittle (Published by); 1803; London. Courtesy of The British Museum.