Albert Lancaster Lloyd ( 29 February, 1908- 29 September, 1982), usually known as A. L. Lloyd or Bert Lloyd, was a British folk singer and collector of folk songs, and as such was a key figure in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "A. L. Lloyd"
Alan Lomax ( January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist specializing in the music of the United States and that of other nations which influenced American music. He was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, recording hundreds of songs in the United States, Great Britain, the West Indies, Italy, and Spain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Lomax"
Béla Viktor János Bartók ( March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. Bartók is usually considered one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He was one of the founders of the field of ethnomusicology, the study of folk music and the music of non-Western cultures. ...more on Wikipedia about "Béla Bartók"
Cecil James Sharp ( 1859- 1924) was the founding father of the folklore revival in England in the early twentieth century, and many of England's traditional dances and music owe their continuing existence to his work in recording and publishing them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cecil Sharp"
Elias Lönnrot ( April 9, 1802 - March 19, 1884) was a Finnish philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for composing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elias Lönnrot"
Francis James Child ( February 1, 1825 - September 11, 1896), was an American scholar and educationist, and collector of what came to be known as the Child Ballads. ...more on Wikipedia about "Francis James Child"
George Sainton Kaye Butterworth ( July 12, 1885 - August 5, 1916) was a British composer best known for his settings of A. E. Housman's poems. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Butterworth"
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Jean Ritchie (born 1922) is an American folk singer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jean Ritchie"
John Jacob Niles (b. Louisville, Kentucky, April 28, 1892; d. Lexington, Kentucky, March 1, 1980) was an American composer, singer, and collector of traditional ballads. He is often called the Dean of American Balladeers. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "John Jacob Niles"
Percy Aldridge Grainger ( 8 July 1882 – 20 February, 1961) was an Australian-born pianist, composer, and champion of the saxophone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Percy Grainger"
Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919 in New York City), almost universally known as "Pete Seeger", is a folk singer and political activist. He was a major contributor to folk and pioneer of protest music in the 1950s and the 1960s. He is perhaps best known as the author or co-author of the songs "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", "If I Had a Hammer", and "Turn, Turn, Turn", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and which are still sung all over the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for The Kingston Trio ( 1962), Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962), and Johnny Rivers ( 1965), as " If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary ( 1962) and Trini Lopez ( 1963), while The Byrds popularized " Turn, Turn, Turn," in the mid-1960's. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pete Seeger"
Peter Warlock was a pseudonym of Philip Arnold Heseltine ( October 30, 1894 - December 17, 1930), an English composer and music critic. He used the pseudonym Peter Warlock as a composer and his real name as a critic, but is now better known as Peter Warlock. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter Warlock"
Ralph Vaughan Williams, OM ( October 12, 1872 – August 26, 1958) was an influential British composer. He was a student at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College, Cambridge and served as a lieutenant in World War I. He wrote nine symphonies between 1910 and 1958 as well as numerous other works including chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ralph Vaughan Williams"
The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould ( 28 January 1834 – 2 January 1924) was an English Victorian hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography lists over 500 separate publications. His family home near Okehampton, Devon, Lewtrenchard Manor, has been successfully preserved as he rebuilt it and is today a hotel. He is particularly remembered as a writer of hymns, the best-known being Onward, Christian Soldiers and Now the Day is Over, and the desk at which he wrote these hymns is still preserved at the hotel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sabine Baring-Gould"
Agnes ("Sis") Cunningham ( 1909– June 27, 2004) was an American musician, best known for her involvement as a performer and publicist of folk music and protest songs. She was the founding editor of Broadside magazine, which she published with her husband Gordon Friesen and their daughters. She was also a songwriter: her song "How Can You Keep on Movin' Unless You Migrate Too?" found its way into Woody Guthrie's Dustbowl Ballads, and was also recorded by Ry Cooder (who was unaware of its authorship and attributed it as "Traditional"). ** , ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Sis Cunningham"
Thomas Percy ( April 13, 1729 - September 30, 1811), was Bishop of Dromore, and is remembered as editor of Tatler, Guardian, and Spectator. His greatest contribution to the world is considered to be his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry ( 1768), the first of the great ballad collections, which was the one work most responsible for the ballad revival in English poetry that was a significant part of the Romantic movement. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Percy"
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie ( July 14, 1912– October 3, 1967), known as Woody Guthrie was an influential and prolific American folk musician noted for his identification with the common man, the poor and the downtrodden, and for his abhorrence of fascism and exploitation. He is best known for " This Land is Your Land." ...more on Wikipedia about "Woody Guthrie"
Zoltán Kodály (pronounced CODE-eye) ( December 16, 1882 – March 6, 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, linguist and philosopher. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zoltán Kodály"
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