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ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth

ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth

We have been contacted by Film Director Stewart Hajdukiewicz asking for support for what appears to be a most interesting project.  We are very happy to help.

He writes:

I am bringing news of the first ever George Butterworth documentary film, ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth.

This 95 minute feature documentary about the English composer, folk song collector and folk dancer is a fitting account of a great lost talent, full of brilliant music from folk songs and morris dance tunes, solo male voice and piano to full orchestras, as well as stunning visual materials, many photos never before seen (includign of the EFDS teams) and newly shot footage. The filmmakers like to think that after seeing the documentary, audiences will have a deeper understanding of Butterworth and the Edwardian morris dance revival.

The film features artist and morris dancer Matthew Cowan, and as you would imagine includes a significant depiction of Butterworth as a morris dancer, and as a member of Cecil Sharp's display teams via his role as a founder member of the Folk Dance Society in 1911. It also features Maud and Helen Karpeles dancing morris, and the actual voice and concertina playing of William 'Merrie' Kimber of Headington Quarry.

You can check out our Trailer on the film's website at

After such a long build up and all the support and encouragement I have received, we cannot wait to start showing this film and see George's story connecting with audiences UK-wide. However in order to do this the film requires certain essential technical post production work.

I am therefore inviting contributions through a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to cover these costs and take the film over the finish line and into cinemas around the UK.

Please see full details of the campaign on the film's IndieGoGo page -

Although every pound will help us towards our goal, support may not be of a financial kind. Mentioning our campaign on your website or sharing the link for this important and timely film with your membership will be a massive boost to our efforts also. I think this will be of great interest to many of your members. Do you think there's any chance you could help me spread the word?

The film is on Twitter and Facebook as @ButterworthDoc

Once the minimum fundraising goal is reached the film can go into post production and start to screen publicly within weeks.

Thank you