Next event

British and Irish Sound Archives are pleased to announce that its annual event will take place on Friday, 18 November and Saturday, 19 November 2016 at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Northern Ireland.

The provisional programme is given below.

Friday, 18th November: all day

  • Peter Curson & Clifford Harkness (Ulster Folk and Transport Museum): BBC's partnership with the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
  • Christian Poske (British Library and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London): The Bake Collection of the British Library Sound Archive: Global Perspectives on Historical Sound Recordings from South Asia
  • tbc (Irish Traditional Music Archive): tbc
  • Martin Astell (Senior Archivist, Sound and Video, Essex Record Office): ‘You Are Hear’ – an HLF-funded project to preserve and provide access (in some interesting ways) to archive sound recordings

  • Paul Loughran (Near Media Co-op): the Near Archive, the first digital audio archive of community radio content in Ireland.

  • Richard Ranft/Will Prentice (The British Library): transforming access to UK's sound heritage and working with regional hubs in the Save our Sounds programme

  • Peter Curson & Clifford Harkness (Ulster Folk and Transport Museum): audio highlights in Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Saturday, 19th November: morning only

  • agenda tbc


Please complete the online registration form.

Registration fees are payable on the day:

BISA Members: £35/€45 (Registration entitles you to become a registered member of BISA for free on entry).
Non-Members: £45/€60 (if you prefer not to take up free membership).
Students/Unwaged: £20/€25 (proof of status required).


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