Martin Graebe

The website

Civilisation has made too great strides in the island of Great Britain for us to expect much more from tradition.


Francis Child, 1860

This seems like a useful box to put a selection of photographs. This is from our visit to Vietnamin 2011 - and I still don't really understand it.




Songs, Folklore, Odd things

This website is a place for things that are important to me, but which don't necessarily fit into my other sites. And, as of this moment, I don't know what might end up here. I have had to create this in a bit of a hurry, since BT are closing the free website that I have been using for the last 10 years with less than a month notice. It is going to take a while until everything makes sense - until then it will be chaos. But it could be fun!

My other websites

These are the ones that I manage , some of which link to things here.

This is the website for Shan and I singing together - and a lot of general information related to our songs, CDs, workshops and so on.

My website about Sabine Baring-Gould and his collection of traditional songs made in Devon and Cornwall

The website of the Traditional Song Forum, of which I am Secretary and Website Editor.

The website of the Sabine Baring-Gould Appreciation Society, of which I am Chairman, Website Editor and Transactions Editor


By the Way

You might like to know about me


I spent my childhood in Surrey. When I graduated as a food technologist I moved to Devon where I spent twenty years working with rice pudding and discovering folk music, particularly that associaited with Sabine Baring-Gould.

Desperate to fill my repertoire of songs I resorted to writing songs, a number of which have been recorded by other people. I moved to Gloucestershire to further my career* - which sort of worked and then I retired. I still return to Devon frequently to indulge in bits of Baring-Gouldery.


* Definition of 'career' - rapid progress downhill in an uncontrolled manner.