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Paul Davenport

Born in Hull, Paul was a teacher for many years with an interest in Folk and Rock Climbing.

He danced for Green Ginger in Hull and knew the Watersons from Folk Union One, the local folk club where he was a resident. While training in Doncaster he formed and became squire of Green Oak Morris - a precision side of Cotswold Revival. Paul is a fiddler who now plays for Maltby Phoenix Sword Dancers based in South Yorkshire.

Researching into Folk, Paul resurrected the Riccall Sword Dance and Kirtlington tradition before uncovering the lost Plough Lads dances of Holderness which have inspired a number of new dance teams in the East of England. His researches were published in 'The Forgotten Morris'. Other publications by Paul include the two volume 'South Riding Tunebook' and the 'South Riding Songbook'. These are still available from the folk consultancy, 'Hallamshire Traditions' run by Paul and his wife Liz.

Known more recently as a singer in duo with his wife Liz, they have two CDs - ''Under the Leaves (2006)(''Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD01)  and ''Songbooks (2008) (''Hallamshire Traditions HATRCD02). They can be seen performing at festivals.