J.E. Reid is a broadside ballad singer. In the last two years she has made appearances throughout Europe, performing captivating renditions in the nineteenth century broadside tradition. Alongside collaborative projects with Jeremy Deller, Jennifer has wowed audiences at the Venice Biennale, Oxford University's Bodleian Library, Halle St. Peter's, Manchester Metropolitan University, and on BBC's Newsnight and the Hairy Bikers - The Pubs That Built Britain.
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.