The Songwriters

Here are all the songwriters featured in the Ballad Archive.

A photo of William Douglas

William Douglas

“Annie Laurie” is an old Scottish song based on a poem said to have…

A photo of William Hargreaves

William Hargreaves

William Hargreaves (1880–1941) was a British composer, mainly of songs for the music hall.…

A photo of William Rooney

William Rooney

William Rooney (Irish: Liam Ó Ruanaidh; 29 September 1873–6 May 1901), also known as…

A photo of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter,…

A photo of Woody Williams

Woody Williams

Woody Williams, better known as the Funky Geezer, is a songwriter and musician from…

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