The Child Ballads soon became popular with both American and English folk singers and many of them have been recorded many times. Their themes of love, sex, persecution, and murder have resonated well over a century after they were first published, not only with traditional folk singers but with popular British and American performers such as Fairport Convention, Pentagle, Steeleye Span, The Everley Brothers, Art Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes, among others.
This link takes you to such artists as Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Pete Seeger, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Rick Lee, and Moira Craig performing over three dozen songs (with some repeats):
And this link brings you to some of "the most disturbing Child Ballads" from Jean Hewson, Steeleye Span, Matty Groves, Joan Baez, The Wainwright Sisters, Abner Jay, Jerry Garcia & David Grisman,
Harry Belafonte (whoops, this one is blocked), and Tom Waits, among others: