On 13th February we were delighted to be joined by a wonderful range of folk activists, folklorists, music and dance organisation representatives and digital media specialists to herald the publication of the Digital Folk Report, a 16-page document drawing out the key findings and recommendations for those working in the ‘digital folk industry’.

 

 

The event was hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House, London, and brought together around thirty people—including several interviewees of the project—from a range of artistic, cultural and industry perspectives to explore their shared interests in the opportunities and challenges posed by digital technology for enhancing participation in folk and traditional arts. Central to the discussion were the headlines and recommendations of the Report, which is now freely available for download as a PDF here.

Inspiring music from the Drystones

 

 

About Simon Keegan-Phipps

Principal Investigator on the Digital Folk Project. Ethnomusicologist, English Concertina player and occasional jazz musician.