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Buchan, Peter (1790–1854), folk-song collector, historian, and publisher, was born on 4 August 1790 at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, the only son of Peter Buchan, a ships' pilot from Peterhead, and his wife, Janet Buchan of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire. On 20 June 1813 he married ...

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Ehrlich, Cyril (1925–2004), economic and social historian and writer on music, was born on 13 September 1925 at 5 Copley Street, Mile End, London, the elder child of Henry Ehrlich, tailor, and his wife, Dinah, née Jacobs, also a tailor. Both parents were descended from eastern European Jews. Although they were skilled tailors the uncertain economic climate of the late 1920s and early 1930s meant that they often had to seek work outside their trade. Consequently the family finances were precarious and (since his parents moved frequently in search of work) ...

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Gill, William Henry (1839–1923), Manx folklorist and composer, was born in Marsala, Sicily, on 24 October 1839, the eldest son of Joseph Gill (1810–1876), civil engineer, and his wife, Charlotte Augusta, née Stephen (1805–1862). Both parents were born in the Isle of Man...

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Peter Andrew Hall (1936–1996) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hall, Peter Andrew (1936–1996), folklorist and musicologist, was born on 28 June 1936 at 285 Harrow Road, Paddington, London, the son of Thomas Temple Hall, corporal in the Coldstream Guards, and Marion Coghill Smith. His parents married shortly after his birth. After an upbringing in ...

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Henderson, Hamish Scott (1919–2002), poet, singer, and folklorist, was born James Scott Henderson on armistice day, 11 November 1919, at Ramleh, Perth Road, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, the son of Janet Jobson Henderson (d. 1933), a cook and housekeeper who had served as a nurse on the western front. His father was ...

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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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Maud Pauline Karpeles (1885–1976) by unknown photographer courtesy EFDSS

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Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the only child of John Skinner (c.1696–1776), parochial schoolmaster of Birse, and his wife, Jean Gillanders (d. c.1723), widow of Donald Farquharson...

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Stevenson, George John (1818–1888), hymnologist and historian, was born at Prince's Yard, Chesterfield, on 7 July 1818, the son of John George Stevenson (1792–1866) and his wife, Jane Aldred, both Methodists. Educated at Duttoris grammar school, Chesterfield, he became an active Methodist in 1831, while an apprentice printer. Over the next dozen years, he practised his trade in ...

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Terry, Charles Sanford (1864–1936), historian and musician, was born at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, on 24 October 1864, the elder son of Charles Terry, a physician there, and his wife, Ellen Octavia, daughter of Octavius Thomas Prichard, physician, of Abingdon Abbey, Northamptonshire. Both his grandfathers and two of his great-grandfathers were medical men. He was educated at ...

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Williams, (Maria) Jane [called Llinos] (1795–1873), singer and compiler of traditional Welsh music, was almost certainly born at Aberpergwm House in the Vale of Neath, Glamorgan, south Wales, where her family had lived for generations. She was the daughter of Rees Williams (1755–1812)...