Thursday, 1 March 2012

Welsh Ballads online

Happy St. David's Day!  Welsh Ballads online is a co-operative project between the National Library of Wales (whose ballads are already online) and Cardiff University Library. (online soon).  This JISC-funded project features c. 4,000 ballads from the 18th and 19th centuries. Ballads can be browsed or searched by title, author, keyword, subject etc.

© Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru The National Library of Wales 2009

Cardiff University's site includes online articles about Welsh ballads, Digitised ballads from the Salisbury Library, and useful links, including a link to the Welsh Ballad collection in the University of Wales Trinity St. David.

1 comment:

  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.