Tune of the Month: Sara Grey – Cobweb of Dreams (Folk-Legacy Records, 1970)
Halsway Manor Library is a collection of music and books on folk music, dance and song, folklore and folk customs. It is a valuable resource for anybody interested in the folk arts, especially of the South West of England.
The library contains over 10,000 items including books, pamphlets, journals, audio and video, LPs, CDs, artefacts and original manuscripts; including the William Winter manuscript of early 19th century tunes and the archives of Somerset folklorist Ruth Tongue.
The library was first established at Halsway in 1965 with the donation of the book collection of folk enthusiast Margaret Grant. It was substantially added to in 2007 with the bequest of the book and music collection of folklorist and song collector Peter Kennedy.
- Oral History
- Musical Instruments
- Ruth Tongue Folklore Collection
- William Winter’s Quantocks Tunes
Anyone is welcome to visit the library.