In 2004, Yvette in collaboration with Dr C J Bearman
and supported by Sue Isherwood of Somerset County Council, published
20,000 copies of the Somerset Folk Map. This was the inspiration
for another major research project.
Singing Landscape Project evolved and in 2008 was successful in
securing a £204,000 Knowledge Transfer Fellowship (KTF) from
the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The outcome was the publication
of the Hampshire Folk Map (2010) and the Gloucestershire Folk Map
(2010) and a Singing Landscape Touring Exhibition of Cecil Sharp's
photographs of folk singers in Somerset.
Singing Landscape Project aims to re-connect families with their
singing ancestors and the maps and exhibition have excited many
to do so. Perhaps you have a singing ancestor?
Free Folk Maps can be downloaded by clicking the links below. Click
the zip files to open them.