The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

All My Life's Buried Here film released - next showings

All My Life's Buried Here film released - next showings

We are happy to continue to support this intriguing film about George Butterworth ... composer, musician, folk song collector, and dancer.

The co-founder of the English Folk Dance Society, he collected and performed dances together with Cecil Sharp and the Karpeles sisters, and once described himself as a 'professional morris

As a result of all the contributions to the  crowdfunding campaign they  have been able to put the film through the necessary post production in order to finish it to the necessary standard for UK cinemas. The film draws on newly uncovered letters and memoirs about his trips into rural England to collect folk songs and morris dances, and relates how they influenced his music.

For more information, see


Following its recent premiere at the British Library, there are currently two further opportunities to see the film ...
Sunday 17 February 2019
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre
4 Midland St
Leicester, LE1 1TG
3pm start
Following the film, a Q&A session with the filmmaker Stewart Morgan, Butterworth's biographer Anthony Murphy, and Prof. Robert Colls of De Montfort University
For tickets, see

Wednesday 27 February 2019
The Corn Hall
St Nicholas Street
Diss, IP22 4LB
Two screenings: 10.30am & 7.30pm
Following the 7.30 film, a Q&A session with the filmmaker Stewart Morgan and Malcolm Taylor, former Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
For tickets, see

If you are interested in asking your local cinema or film club to book the film, please contact the producers at butterworthdoc [at] yahoo [dot] com  for details.