Cecil Sharp's People

A new website has been launched that will provide biographical sketches of the 650 folk singers, musicians and dancers who gave their songs, tunes and dances to Cecil Sharp in the Edwardian Folk Revival. In his notes, Sharp left many statements and clues about the performers and it has been possible to identify most of them.

Musician Edward Jay designs and builds 3D printed concertina Site Admin Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:03

Musician Edward Jay designs and builds 3D printed concertina

Eddy Jay is known widely in folk circles as an exponent of the accordion, and through playing in a duo with Will Pound.  But recently he has been developing an interesting idea and using modern technology to develop a new breed of instruments.  He has designed and built a new type of concertina, which he presented at one of the three residential weekends of the West Country Concertina Players in Somerset towards the end of last year.