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BBC Radio 2 Cecil Sharp Project

BBC Radio 2 Cecil Sharp Project

At the 2014 Radio 2 Folk Awards, the first inductee in the new Hall of Fame was the folk collector Cecil Sharp. Sharp is a godfather of English traditional music, who helped to preserve much of the country's folk heritage. BBC Radio 2 selected the three tunes and songs in the pack you can download from the PDF tab at the top of this panel.  The public were encouraged to upload their own performances of the material.

You can hear the results at: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ldc63/profiles/cecil-sharp


Selected repertoire


Banks of Claudy (song) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/10/272
Barbara Ellen (song) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/9/3369
Bean Setting (tune) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/10/43B
Country Gardens (tune) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/10/946
Laudnum Bunches (tune) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/10/43A
Seeds of Love (song) - www.vwml.org/record/CJS2/10/1



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Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.