Roud Numbers

Where applicable, each song in the Inishowen Song Project has been given a Roud number. This number connects the song to the Roud Folk Song Index, a massive ongoing database of information on English-language traditional songs world-wide.  This was created and is compiled by librarian Steve Roud, and is available online through the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London.

Having a Roud number connects Inishowen songs with other English-language song traditions in Ireland, and with  the song traditions of England, Scotland, north America, Australia, and other English-speaking areas.

Listed below are the Roud numbers that apply to the Inishowen Song Project. Clicking on a number will tell you what songs in the Project share this number. Entering the number in the Roud Folk Song Index here will bring up information on related songs found elsewhere, and put the Inishowen songs in a wider context.