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At the heart of English folk
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Library Lecture: 'They've done me, they've robbed me, but, thank God, I'm champion still': Dan Leno, Clog Dancing and the Victorian Music Hall by Caroline Radcliffe


Cecil Sharp House, London

Dan Leno was the most famous music hall and pantomime performer of the nineteenth century but throughout his career he continued to view himself as a champion clog dancer, specialising in the heel and toe Lancashire tradition.

In this talk Caroline Radcliffe reveals the surprising and competitive world of clog dancing in the Victorian music halls.”

Dr Caroline Radcliffe was a freelance musician and performer before joining the Dept. of Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham. She is writing a book about novelist and playwright, Wilkie Collins, and is still an active performer.

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