TITLE

Unsung Hero…George Jerrard Wilkinson - A Beautiful Accurate Dancer

AUTHOR(S)
Boyes, Georgina
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
English Dance & Song;Autumn2012, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features George Jerrard Wilkinson, who was behind the revival of folk dance and music in Great Britain and the founding of The English Folk Dance Society. Wilkinson came from a decidedly clerical family with his father being the vicar of St. John's, Ladywood in Birmingham while its mother was the daughter of the Bishop of Brisbane. At 19 years old, he created arrangements of country dance tunes and while studying music at Cambridge, he was able to work with Cecil Sharp.
ACCESSION #
79815819

 

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