Cecil Sharp

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Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1924 (64)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1924 (64)

About

Founding father of England's folklore revival during the early 20th century who recorded most of England's traditional music and dances.

Before Fame

He worked in the Australian field of law as an associate of the famed chief justice Sir Samuel James Wray.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

He became a Fabian Socialist and a vegetarian after attending lectures by William Morris.

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