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Library Lecture: On the Banks of the Green Willow: George Butterworth - Dancer, Folk Song Collector and Composer by Derek Schofield

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Cecil Sharp House, London

This lecture will examine the life and music of one of the great musical losses of the First World War, George Butterworth. This lecture will include audio clips of Butterworth’s music and of the folk song melodies that inspired him, as well as an assessment of his involvement in the early folk dance revival.

Derek Schofield is a former editor of EDS magazine, and he is now the Reviews Editor of the Folk Music Journal. His publications include histories of the Sidmouth and Towersey festivals, and biographies of William Kimber and Fred Jordan.

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