Still Growing - English Traditional Songs and Singers from the Cecil Sharp Collection
50 songs from the enormous volume of collected works of Cecil Sharp, specially selected for musicians and singers. The book also provides biographical information about the sources from whom the songs came.
1903 was a turning point for the folk music revival in England. In August that year Cecil Sharp, a music teacher from South London, noted down his first folk song from a vicarage gardener in Somerset. Sharp went on to collect nearly 5,000 tunes in England and North America, and was fundamental in the restoration of folk music as part of popular culture in England in the twentieth century.