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boldreynard Child Ballad site (113* d) RE: Child Ballad site 24 Jan 03

When I was at the Old Songs Festival in June, I picked up a brochure for the complete Child Ballads with CD-Rom that is due out in the near future. I have sent requests several times for a specific publication date, but have yet to receive a reply.

The website for the company is

Their description of the project is as follows:

"Marking the 120th anniversary of the 1882 publication, this computerized edition of the complete set of original books has been developed for use by scholars, performers, and other ballad lovers. The "digital edition" offers fully searchable text of all 305 ballads and their notes (2800+ pages) with enhanced study aids including glossary and index links, a new geographical gazetteer with ballad maps, computer playable MIDI files of all music notations, and new essays on the ballads as literature and on folk-music collectors and collecting.

CD 1:         
Fully searchable and printable text with new essays, new maps and a gazetteer, MIDI files, and annotation, index and glossary hyperlinks.
CD 2:        
Audio CD (pop it in your stereo) containing new music tracks and interviews with outstanding contemporary interpreters, preservers, and collectors of the living song traditions. Full ballad performances from Jean Ritchie, Martin Carthy, Joan Baez, Louis Killen, Roberts & Barrand, Heather Wood, Anita Best, Archie Fisher, Heather Heywood, the Patons, and others."


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