Once more to the mouths of the people

On 12–13 November 2022, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library’s conference considers Ralph Vaughan Williams in his 150th anniversary year and examines his relationship with folk song.

Accepted papers include:

"Down in Yon Forest” - Ralph Vaughan Williams, Castleton and the Context of its Carol.

Comparison of Folk Song Collecting Methods and Approaches of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Leoš Janáček

The composer, his wife, the neighbour, and an aunt: how personal relationships shaped Vaughan Williams’s role as a folk song collector

Promoted by English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House


First VWF grants awarded

Over £100,000 has been awarded by the Foundation in its first funding round. Grants were made to festivals; for composer career development; composer-led projects; recording projects; commissioning, and to some

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RVW resources for Music Teachers

Teaching resources, on different aspects of the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams, are being made available completely free of charge by the Music Teachers' Association.

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Funding for Postgraduate Composers

Apply now! £6,000 Vaughan Williams Bursaries are awarded to talented students who have been accepted on their first taught Masters’ courses in composition

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