ON Tuesday (June 25) a folk event will be held at Hambridge to mark the centenary of the death of folk singer Cecil Sharp.

Sharp collected more than 1,000 folk songs in Somerset but also rescued many Morris dances and country dances that are still used today.

Children at Hambridge Primary School are currently learning a Morris dance and will perform it on the 25th at 6.45pm, followed by Morris dancing with Taunton Deane Morris Men and Chalice Morris Men.

There will then be a folk song and music session from 8.15pm with singers and musicians from South Somerset, all wishing to pay respects to Cecil Sharp.

This will all take place at the Lamb & Lion pub in Hambridge. The reason that Hambridge is the ideal location for the event is that it was in Hambridge vicarage that Sharp heard and noted down his first folksong in 1903. The event is free and no tickets are required.

Further information from David Sutcliffe 01460 281440 or email davidsutcliffe796@gmail.com.