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Bate, Philip Argall Turner (1909–1999), musicologist and collector of musical instruments, was born in Glasgow on 26 March 1909, the only child of English parents, Percy Herbert Bate (1868–1913), secretary to the Glasgow Museum of Arts, and Mary Turner (1872–1963). His father became curator of the ...

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Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1858–1929) by unknown photographer, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Bunting, Edward (1773–1843), collector of folk music, was born in February 1773 at Armagh, the youngest of the three children of a mining engineer at Dungannon colliery in Coalisland, co. Tyrone (originally from Shottle, Derbyshire), and his wife, Mary (née O'Quin)...

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Goodman, James (1828–1896), Church of Ireland clergyman and music collector, was born on 22 September 1828 at Ballyameen, Dingle, co. Kerry, third of the nine children of Revd Thomas Chute Goodman (bap. 1793, d. 1864) and his wife, Mary, née Gorham, of ...

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Gordon, Anna (1747–1810), ballad collector, was born in Old Aberdeen on 24 August 1747, the youngest daughter of Thomas Gordon (1714–1797), professor of humanity at King's College, Aberdeen, and his wife, Lilias Forbes of Disblair. She was presumably educated privately, and married on 13 December 1788 the ...

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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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Sabine Baring- Gould (1834–1924) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greig, Gavin (1856–1914), folksong collector and teacher, was born on 10 February 1856 in the North Lodge, Parkhill estate, near Dyce in Aberdeenshire, the fourth of five children of Gavin Greig (1822–1881), forester and land steward, and his wife, Mary (1815–1893), daughter of ...

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Herd, David (bap. 1732, d. 1810), song collector and editor, was born at Balmakelly in the parish of Marykirk in Kincardineshire, and baptized there on 23 October 1732, the son of John Herd, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Low (1691–1751). Little is known of his education. He spent much of his career as a law clerk with ...

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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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Lee [née Spooner], Catharine Anna [Kate] (1859–1904), singer and folk-song collector, was born at Wellow House, Rufford, Nottinghamshire, on 9 March 1859, the third child and second daughter of Lucius Henry Spooner (b. 1817?) and his wife, Margaret Skottowe (b...

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MacDonald, Patrick (1729–1824), music collector and publisher, was born on 22 April 1729 in Durness manse, Durness, Sutherland, the eldest of four sons and seven daughters of the Revd Murdoch (Murdo) MacDonald (b. 1696) and his wife, Agnes Coupar (Cooper). Although a Presbyterian minister, ...

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MacLeod, Niel, of Gesto (c. 1754–1836), collector and editor of highland bagpipe music, was the only son, in a family of three children, of John MacLeod of Gesto, head of Clann mac mhic Thormoid (a cadet branch of the MacLeods of MacLeod), whose lands lay in ...

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Marson, Charles Latimer (1859–1914), Church of England clergyman and folk-song collector, was born on 16 May 1859 at Goldsworth, Woking, Surrey, the third child and eldest son among the three sons and five daughters of Charles Marson (1822–1895) and his wife, Ann Jane (1827–1888)...

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O'Neill, (Daniel) Francis (1848–1936), collector of Irish folk music, was born on 28 August 1848 (often given wrongly as 1849) at Tralibane, co. Cork, the fourth son and youngest of the seven children of John O'Neill (c.1801–1867), a farmer, and his wife, ...

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Paston, Edward (bap. 1550, d. 1630), music collector, was baptized on 15 February 1550, the second son of Sir Thomas Paston (c. 1517–1550) [see under Henry (VIII), privy chamber of], a gentleman of the privy chamber, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of ...