Photo Gallery - Earsdon


The Royal Earsdon sword dancers, photographed by Cecil Sharp in 1911, and included in his book The Sword Dances of Northern England. The Eardson team were one of the earliest to be founded, and were very successful in the rapper classes at the inter-war North of England Musical Tournaments, held by EFDS (later EFDSS) in Newcastle upon Tyne. For more information about the team, see Earsdon from George Wallace's excellent article A North East Tour, or the page covering Earsdon on the Rapper Online site.