More than 80,000 audio recordings are available free for streaming online
Well, the British Library Sound Archive surely has it. Or something close to it, at least.
In 2009, the Library made its archive of world and traditional music available for everyone, for free, on the internet. It’s a collection of around 28,000 recordings, equivalent to 2,000 uninterrupted hours of singing, chanting, shouting, playing, tingling, yelling … you get the picture. But if you click on the Sounds archive, you’ll find recordings of accents, dialects, nature (where your woodpecker might actually be), oral history or even this short discourse by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Here’s just a taste of what’s available:
If you want to visit the archive, just click here. Happy listening!
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