The Sword Dances of Northern England Together With The Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley by Cecil J. Sharp

Book Cover: The Sword Dances of Northern England Together With The Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley by Cecil J. Sharp
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 7.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781291736441
Pages: 139

Cecil Sharp’s collection of Sword Dances.

A collection of Sword-Dances and accompanying music collected, described and arranged by Cecil J. Sharp. Long-Sword Dances The Kirby Malzeard Sword-Dance The Grenoside Sword-Dance Short-Sword Dances The Swalwell Sword-Dance The Earsdon Sword-Dance Also The Abbots Bromley Sword Dance

This edition also incorporates the accompanying Songs and Dance Airs.

Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time– P. H. Ditchfield

Book Cover: Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time– P. H. Ditchfield
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 8.99 GBP
ISBN: 9781326072643
Pages: 186

Many customs have vanished, quietly dying out without giving a sign. The present generation has witnessed the extinction of many observances which our fathers practised and revered, and doubtless the progress of decay will continue.

We have entered upon a diminished inheritance. Still it is surprising to find how much has been left; how tenaciously the English race clings to that which habit and usage have established; how ancient customs hold sway in the palace, the parliament, the army, the law courts, amongst educated people as well as unlearned rustics; how they cluster around our social institutions, are enshrined in religious ceremonial, and are preserved by law; how carefully they have been guarded through the many ages of their existence, and how deeply rooted they are in the affections of the English people.