Cecil Sharp was associated with the annual Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Festival (April) and the spin-off Folk Summer School (August) over several years, either adjudicating or contributing to the lectures and workshops. These regular visits allowed him to veer off to collect folksongs - he met over 30 singers in the county, particularly in the Shipston-on-Stour area. In addition he noted morris tunes and dances at Bidford and Ilmington.