It is the Mission of the Yorkshire Garland Group to make Yorkshire’s Folk Song Heritage as widely and as readily available to the General Public as current technology and copyright considerations permit, and at no charge.
Over 120 songs (so far!) native to or sung for generations in Yorkshire, to play and download for free. Also explore their history, lyrics, scores and much more.
The workings of our website have had an overhaul and the layout whilst at a glance shouldn't look any different, should now respond better on smaller screens. We're also in the process of preparing funding bids for more education work - details of which will appear on the website as work progresses.
We're always looking for more people to get involved - if you're looking to run education projects in Yorkshire with a local theme then we may be able to support funding bids. We're often asked for local performers specialising in local songs and/or with local themes. As a not for profit group we're also always looking for sources of funding and donations to support the workings of the group. If you're able to help with time, support or knowledge then please contact us or if you wish to make a donation then this can now be done through Paypal. Cash and cheque donations are always welcome too!
We thank the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Local Heritage Initiative for their support.
We are looking to provide a small but regular income to fund the maintenance of the website when current funds are exhausted.
At a recent meeting (October 4th, 2015) it was decided to ask local performers to organise small concerts to contribute to funding. Whilst some of us are already involved in such activities, Pete Coe has generously offered his services, when available, to start the ball rolling, and other of our performing members have offered their services as well.
Ray Black has offered to organise a ceilidh to this end. If you would like to organise such an event please contact one of the committee by email.
For further links, such as folk club and festival websites, click here