Person    | Male  Born 22/11/1859  Died 23/6/1924

Cecil Sharp

Collector of English folk-songs and dances. Born Denmark Hill. Spent 1882 - 92 in Australia. Developed an interest in English folk-music in 1899 and began his prolific collection which later expanded to include folk dances. Spent most of WW1 in America, collecting songs in the Appalachians. He moved into Maresfield Gardens in 1918 and died there.

In 1930 the nearby Cecil Sharp House was opened as a memorial to Cecil Sharp, and has been the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society ever since.

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