Somerset - Taunton District

Cecil Sharp passed through Taunton many times during his various visits to Somerset. He made musical contacts within the town – people like Harold Jeboult, who helped Henry Hammond with some Somerset song collecting, and Reginald Barnicott, whose printing and publishing company handled the Folk Songs from Somerset series. Reginald (1844-1905) was followed by his son Percy Barnicott (1878-1937), while his daughter Ethel Barnicott (b1873) was a professional singer who sang at Sharp’s lectures. 

Map Illustration by Tom Jay.