Audio slideshow: Cecil Sharp's diaries

Four diaries written by Cecil Sharp, England's most prolific folk music and dance collector, are being published online 150 years after his birth.

Malcolm Taylor, the Library Director of English Folk Dance and Song Society, explains how Sharp amassed a total of 4,977 tunes in England and North America.

All black and white images courtesy of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (Cecil Sharp Collection).
Music by Mrs Oscar Allen - 'The Daemon Lover/House Carpenter', and Mr CB Wohlford - 'Mississippi Sawyers' and 'Cumberland Gap'

Slideshow production by Tom Beal and Paul Kerley. Publication date 12 December 2009.


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