Shrewsbury Folk Festival
| Cecil Sharp Project 2011: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp Project|
Patsy Reid, Caroline Herring, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Steve Knightley
The Cecil Sharp Project was a multi-artist, residential commission to create new material based on the life and collections of the founding father of the English Folk Revival Cecil Sharp.
The residential took place in March 2011, immediately followed by concerts in Shrewsbury and London, with the artists also performing the results of the project at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in August 2011.
The project was a joint commission between Shrewsbury Folk Festival and EFDSS, the overall management of the project was the responsibility of Shrewsbury Folk Festival and was directed by Neil Pearson and Alan Surtees.
The eight musicians selected for the project were
March 18–25, 2011. Residential at Acton Scott, Shropshire
March 24, 2011. Performance at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
March 26, 2011. Performance at Cecil Sharp House, London
March 27, 2011. Performance at Cecil Sharp House, London
August 28, 2011. Performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury
- Steve Knightley
- Jim Moray
- Jackie Oates
- Andy Cutting
- Patsy Reid
- Caroline Herring
- Kathryn Roberts
- Leonard Podolak
The initial three performances were recorded for a CD release, with a release date 30 August 2011. As with the Shrewsbury Folk Festival's previous commission, the Darwin Song Project, the CD was mixed by Stu Hanna,
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