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Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography” by David Sutcliffe held on Zoom on 26 November 2023.
The video lasts for 55 minutes.
This talk draws on material from David’s new book Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography.
Links to related resources:
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.
- Title: Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance: a new biography
- Speaker: David Sutcliffe
- Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
- Type: talk
- Date of talk: 26 November 2023
- Date page published: 29 November 2023
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