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  • Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

    By Various

    Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1995, this fascinating collection of books on song and culture and folk music more widely is a superb resource in cultural studies, history and music in one place. Some works look at the contribution of an individual to the understanding of folk…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Anglo-American Ballad

    A Folklore Casebook

    Edited by Dianne Dugaw

    Originally published in 1995. This book’s collection of key essays presents a coherent overview of touchstone statements and issues in the study of Anglo-American popular ballad traditions and suggests ways this panoramic view affords us a look at Euro-American scholarship’s questions, concerns and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Fellowship of Song

    Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk

    By Ginette Dunn

    Originally published in 1980. Song is perhaps the strongest form of traditional culture. Its vigour and energy represent the power of the community from which it springs. This book focuses on traditional singing in two small English villages. It studies in detail an activity which goes to the core…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Song and Democratic Culture in Britain

    An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements

    By Ian Watson

    Originally published in 1983. Song has always been a natural way to record everyday experiences – an expression of celebration, commiseration, complaint and protest. This innovative book is a study of popular and working-class song combining several approaches to the subject. It is a history of…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Folk Music of Britain – and Beyond

    By Frank Howes

    Originally published in 1969. Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, it was thought that England, alone among the European countries, and unlike Scotland and Ireland where collections of ballads and songs had already been published as early as the eighteenth century, had no important…

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  • The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

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  • Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Old Songs of Skye

    Frances Tolmie and Her Circle

    By Ethel Bassin

    Edited by Derek Bowman

    Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the…

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  • Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music

    An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings

    By Norm Cohen

    Filling a gap in the sound recordings of traditional Anglo-American folk music this volume covers both vocal and instrumental material from the 1920s to the 1990s. The listings have also been limited to performers native to the tradition rather than "revival" performers. The album selection is…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday

    The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh.

    By Robin Morton

    Originally published in 1973. Folk-life and folk-culture, usually the preserve of the scholar, have been brought vividly and entertainingly to life in these recollections and stories of one man’s life in the Irish countryside. This book tells the life story of John Maguire, who died in 1975,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This in-depth study on the history of the harp in Scotland draws on unpublished documents, family papers and manuscripts, which throw new light on the background of these ancient and beautiful instruments.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

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