The Songwriters

Here are all the songwriters featured in the Ballad Archive.

A photo of Bert Lee

Bert Lee

William Herbert Lee (11 June 1880 – 23 January 1946) was an English songwriter.…

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Bill Caddick

Lewis Frederick William Caddick (27 June 1944 – 19 November 2018) was an English…

A photo of Bill Martin

Bill Martin

William Wylie MacPherson MBE (9 November 1938 – 26 March 2020), known professionally as…

A photo of Bill Staines

Bill Staines

Bill Staines (February 6, 1947- December 5, 2021) was an American folk musician and…

A photo of Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Sir William Connolly CBE (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish former comedian, actor,…

A photo of Bobby Sands

Bobby Sands

Robert Gerard Sands (Irish: Roibeárd Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh, 9 March 1954 – 5 May…

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Brendan Behan

Brendan Francis Aidan Behan (christened Francis Behan) (Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin; 9 February 1923…

A photo of Brendan Graham

Brendan Graham

Brendan Graham is one of Ireland’s most famous lyricists and songwriters. In an article…

A photo of Brendan O’Reilly

Brendan O’Reilly

Brendan O’Reilly (14 May 1929 – 1 April 2001) was an Irish Selected Olympic…

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