shifting the gaze in archiving women's stories in traditional music
**Loathly Lady is a feminist indexing project exploring women's stories in traditional music. By identifying common female and gendered narratives in folk songs and ballads, and organising them through a feminist lens. Loathly Lady redefines the way we think about the stories in our folk songs and ballads, how we perform them, and ultimately pass them on.
It aims to be used creatively, for research, and as a place to encourage critical discussion around gender and identity in traditional music.