The Cecil Sharp Project working on material at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival song house

Posted by Christopher Friedenthal 02 August 2011

In a joint venue between the Shrewsbury Folk Festival and EFDSS, eight artists gathered together in Shropshire for a week in March 2011 to write works with ’resonance and relevance’ to Cecil Sharp, and particularly his Appalachian song-collecting travels of 1915-18.

Bright Young Folk caught up with Steve Knightley, Jackie Oates, Andy Cutting, Caroline Herring, Jim Moray, Patsy Reid, Leonard Podolak & Kathryn Roberts as they worked on the material at the song house.

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