Founding father of England's folklore revival during the early 20th century who recorded most of England's traditional music and dances.
He worked in the Australian field of law as an associate of the famed chief justice Sir Samuel James Wray.
He compiled the majority of his work with English folk music between 1903 and 1907, bringing together 1,600 tunes and texts from 350 singers.
His father James Sharp was a slate merchant who had a diverse array of interests, including archaeology, architecture, antique furniture, and music. His mother and wife were both passionate about music.
He became a Fabian Socialist and a vegetarian after attending lectures by William Morris.