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Talk – “Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography” – David Sutcliffe (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 26 November 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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This workshop has taken place.  However for those interested in the topic the following resources related to this workshop are available:

Talk – “Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography” – David Sutcliffe

This talk draws on material from David’s new book Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography.

Approx timings: Talk – about 50 mins, followed by Q & A.

Your host

David Sutcliffe: For over 20 years he worked in care management in Somerset and his wife is a doctor, but they are both retired now and have grandchildren to enjoy.

The new Cecil Sharp biography is David’s second published book, the first being a biography of Rev Charles Marson, the Christian Socialist vicar of Hambridge, who worked with Sharp in their early song collecting.

The Sharp biography has been three years of intense research and writing, referring to newspaper archives, correspondence, diary entries, and any number of articles written in recent decades!

David has been a morris dancer for 30 years and a community choir director for 20 years.

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – “Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance” – David Sutcliffe; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!).  We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event.  Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.

Buy the Book

If the talk has whetted your appetite, you can purchase a copy of his book Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance, ISBN 9781916142473, available in all good bookshops. Price £25.

You can get a signed copy via the website www.cecilsharpspeople.org.uk (£25 plus £5 P&P). The publishers are The Ballad Partners (Steve Roud & David Atkinson) who have an introductory offer @ £20 plus P&P (www.theballadpartners.co.uk).

Resources

Cecil Sharp biography David Sutcliffe book cover 2023See David’s web site: https://cecilsharpspeople.org.uk/ – a one-stop website for all the singers, musicians and dancers who met Cecil Sharp, as he travelled around England collecting folk music and dance between 1903-23. You can read here about their lives. Over 700 individuals in hundreds of locations.

You can also buy David’s two books from here: Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance, and The Keys of Heaven – The Life of Revd Charles Marson

 

Details

Date:
Sunday 26 November 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

Online over Zoom

Organiser

Morris Federation

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