Lore and the Living Archive is the culmination of two years of research and development for three emerging artists who have responded to artefacts in the Doc Rowe Archive and Collection – and Doc himself as collector.
This exhibition celebrates David Owen’s output of the last 10 years, welcoming him back to Cecil Sharp House following his exhibition Seeds of Love in 2008.
This exhibition by Caitlin Hinshelwood presents large-scale textile banners created in response to research from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, the Working Class Movement Library, Salford and the People’s History Museum, Manchester.
The Golden Thread project is a celebration of folk songs that have a UK root and found a place in the USA musical tradition. The project takes its inspiration from Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles’ collecting experiences in the Appalachian Mountains, and is based on research undertaken in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Girls’ morris dancing – sometimes called ‘fluffy’ or ‘carnival’ morris dancing – is a highly competitive team dance from the Northwest of England, which shares a name, but little else at first glance, with the better-known morris traditions performed across the UK.