The Ballad Partners

About us

The Ballad Partners is a not-for-profit publishing company which has been in operation since 2018. The aims of the Partnership are:

  • To publish, or facilitate publication of, conference proceedings, papers, or other materials in the subjects of folk and traditional song, music, dance, custom, and other related fields (“The folk arts”) and contribute to the long-term legacy of such events.
  • To raise awareness and encourage the study of the folk arts via publication of suitable material and its subsequent sale and distribution.
  • The Partnership may also organise or support other activities, such as conferences, meetings, exhibitions, displays, and so on, whose purpose is to encourage research or to disseminate information in those subject fields listed above.

We welcome and appreciate donations in support of our aims. If you would like to donate, you can do so through paypal:

We are a membership organisation. Members are required to make a one-off payment to The Partnership and assist in the running and steering of the charity through attendance at meetings, etc. If you are interested in becoming a Partner, then please contact the secretary, Sue Allan, at