Stanley Kennedy North folk dance book, 1921

Posted by RDN under On art / On books on 27 August 2014

Stanley North, by then calling himself Stanley Kennedy North, in recognition of his marriage to Helen Kennedy, illustrated and (presumably) produced this marvellous little book, Mr North’s Maggot (so called after a folk dance formulation). It is dedicated to Helen and has a foreword by Cecil Sharp, the great revivalist (and preserver) of the form and founder of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Here are two galleries of SKN’s Maggot. The first has smallish images and alterates the illustrations with related scraps of lyric:

  • SKN Folk front cover_thumb68
  • SKN Folk front cover
  • SKN Folk Confess_1
  • SKN Folk facing Confess_1
  • SKN Folk Constant Billy_2
  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy_2
  • SKN Folk Earsdon Sword Dance_3
  • SKN Folk facing Earsdon Sword Dance_3
  • SKN Folk Gathering Peascods_4
  • SKN Folk facing Gathering Peascods_4
  • SKN Folk I Will Go And Enlist_5
  • SKN Folk facing I Will Go And Enlist_5
  • SKN Folk Kirkby Sword Dance_6
  • SKN Folk facing Kirkby Sword Dance_6
  • SKN Folk Oranges and Lemons_7
  • SKN Folk facing Oranges And Lemons_7
  • SKN Folk Parsons Farewell_8
  • SKN Folk facing Parsons Farewell_8
  • SKN Folk Picking Up Sticks_9
  • SKN Folk facing Picking Up Sticks_9
  • SKN Folk Rigs O Marlow_10
  • SKN Folk facing Rigs O Marlow_10
  • SKN Folk Shepherds Holday_11
  • SKN Folk facing Shepherds Holiday_11
  • SKN Folk The Rose_12
  • SKN Folk facing The Rose_12
  • SKN Folk Cecil Sharp foreword_21
  • SKN Folk Beamont & Hetcher_22
  • SKN Folk Helen dedication_23
  • SKN Folk Peacham note_24
  • SKN Folk reverse front cover_25
  • SKN Folk verso sheet_resize_20
  • SKN Folk back cover_19

The second has larger, cropped images, and text and illustrations are unsorted:

  • SKN Folk front cover_thumb21
  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy_resize37
  • SKN Folk facing The Rose
  • SKN Folk front cover_thumb33
  • SKN Folk front cover24
  • SKN Folk facing Rigs O Marlow
  • SKN Folk facing Shepherds Holiday
  • SKN Folk facing Parsons Farewell49
  • SKN Folk facing Picking Up Sticks
  • SKN Folk facing Kirkby Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk facing Oranges And Lemons
  • SKN Folk facing Gathering Peascods
  • SKN Folk facing I Will Go And Enlist
  • SKN Folk facing Earsdon Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk facing Confess
  • SKN Folk facing Constant Billy
  • SKN Folk Earsdon Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk dedication
  • SKN Folk back cover
  • SKN Folk dedication reverse
  • SKN Folk Confess
  • SKN Folk Gathering Peascods
  • SKN Folk I Will Go And Enlist
  • SKN Folk Kirkby Sword Dance
  • SKN Folk Oranges and Lemons
  • SKN Folk Parsons Farewell
  • SKN Folk Peacham note
  • SKN Folk Peacham note reverse
  • SKN Folk reverse front cover
  • SKN Folk reverse of facing Gathering Surely...
  • SKN Folk Picking Up Sticks
  • SKN Folk Rigs O Marlow
  • SKN Folk Shepherds Holday
  • SKN Folk The Rose
  • SKN Folk verso sheet

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