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Broadwood, Lucy Etheldred (1858–1929), musician and folk-song collector, was born on 9 August 1858 at Pavilion House, Melrose, Scotland, the youngest of the eleven children of Henry Fowler Broadwood (1811–1893), piano manufacturer, and his wife, Juliana Maria, née Birch (1816–1898). She was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Gamble, John (d. 1687), composer and musician, was born to parents who are unknown. According to Anthony Wood he was apprenticed to Ambrose Beeland (a court and theatre musician), afterwards becoming 'a musician belonging to a playhouse in London' (Ashbee...

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Gould, Sabine Baring- (1834–1924), Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector, born at Dix's Field, Exeter, on 28 January 1834, was the eldest of the three sons and a daughter of Edward Baring-Gould, a captain in the armed forces of the East India Company...

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Karpeles, Maud Pauline (1885–1976), folk music collector and scholar, was born on 12 November 1885 at Lancaster Gate, London, the third of five children of John N. Karpeles (d. 1926?), merchant and stockbroker, a naturalized German from Hamburg, and his wife, Emily Annette (1861–1914)...

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MacKay, Angus (1813–1859), collector and editor of highland bagpipe music, was born on 10 September 1813, probably on the Isle of Raasay, Inverness-shire. He was the third of four piping sons of John MacKay of Raasay (1767–1848), the leading composer and teacher of his generation, and his wife, ...

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Neal, Mary Clara Sophia (1860–1944), social worker and folk-dance collector, was born on 5 June 1860 at 21 Noel Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the eldest of the three children of David Neal (1834–1918), button manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Ann, née Smith (1833–1914). The family was prosperous, but ...

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Sharp, Cecil James (1859–1924), collector of English folk-songs and dances, was born on 22 November 1859 at Denmark Hill, London, the eldest son and third of the eleven children of John James Sharp (1827–1903), a slate merchant, and his wife, Jane (1829?–1915), the daughter of ...

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Williams, Ralph Vaughan (1872–1958), composer and folk-song collector, was born on 12 October 1872 at the vicarage in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, the youngest of the three children of the Revd Arthur Charles Vaughan Williams (1834–1875) and his wife, Margaret Wedgwood (1842–1937). There was distinction on both sides of the family. The ...