Huge archive of feminist music opens

Women's Liberation Music Archive is dedicated to remembering music by the UK's radical women.

12.03.12

Words by: Charlie Jones

Remember Jam Today or Cast Iron Fairies? If not then Women’s Liberation Music Archive has done half the work of finding out by offering up a comprehensive archive of women in music between 1970 and 1990, instrumental (excuse the pun) in pushing forth the era-defining Women’s Liberation movement in the UK. Offering an A-Z of information about bands, musicians and musical projects from the period, the site hopes to identify and preserve those elements of music on the margins in an ever-evolving compilation. All this hard work will culminate in a touring exhibition Music & Liberation: Women’s Liberation Music Making in the UK, 1970-1989, starting at Butetown History & Arts Centre in Cardiff, September 2nd.