Dancer and collector. Clara Boyle lived in Ambleside, England
Clara Boyle was the English Folk dance Society (now the EFDSS) teacher for the Lake District Branch and the Cumberland Branch before WW2 and as such was very familiar with the social dances in the area. In this role she had taken Douglas Kennedy (then Director of the EFDS) to see a local clog dancer, Mr Clifton, and several steps had been noted. This was in about 1925.
Possibly in the same year she had also discovered Richard Allen who was a (perhaps part-time) dancing master in Edenhall and had learned from him a number of social dances:
She was available to provide a skeleton notation for Circassian Circle.