Cecil Sharp collected 33 songs and tunes from 13 performers* in Shropshire, mostly in 1911. He was particularly motivated to find and note local carols, as he was getting ready to publish his book 'English Folk-Carols' that winter. Four Shropshire songs just made it in time in his selection of 21 carols for the book (Novello November 1911). 

*9 men, 4 women:average age 60.8 yrs. Five of the men were miners and one a professional musician (James Locke). 

Books by Author David Sutcliffe

Cecil Sharp and the Quest for Folk Song and Dance

A new biography of Cecil Sharp, written by David Sutcliffe

£20.00 + p&p

The Keys of Heaven - The Life of Revd Charles Marson

This is the first biography of the Revd Charles Marson.

£6.00 + p&p