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Mary Neal CBE (1860-1944) and the girls of The Esperance Club were the spirit and instigators of the early 20th Century's Folk Song and Dance Revival. This project connects their stories to the inheritance of English song and dance today.

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24 March 2015

Esperance Street named for the A-Z?
A crop of remarkable news!  At a party on March 26th in King's Cross the results of a public competition will be announced to rename the streets of the recently recreated urban centre there. A...
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13 January 2014

Country File with Mike Heaney
Jan 13th 2014 Great sequence on Thaxted in Country File, featuring Mike Heaney, Mary Neal and Cecil Sharp and the children and workers of Lee's sweetie factory... about 19.50 minutes in!
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