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  • Folk Song Sight Singing Book 1 by Edgar Crowe
    Folk Song Sight Singing Book 1 (English, Sheet music) Edgar Crowe, Annie Lawton

    A series of little books of short carefully graded folk tunes beginning with the simplest passages and progressing to more difficult leaps, rhythms, chromatics, and modulations. The later books introduce two-part sight singing.

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  • Banjo Roots and Branches by Robert B Winans
    Banjo Roots and Branches (English, Paperback) Robert B Winans

    The story of the banjo's journey from Africa to the western hemisphere blends music, history, and a union of cultures. In Banjo Roots and Branches, Robert B. Winans presents cutting-edge scholarship that covers the instrument's West African origins and its adaptations and circulation in the Caribbean and United States. The contributors provide detailed ethnographic and technical research on gourd...

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  • Folk Song in England by Steve Roud
    Folk Song in England (English, Hardback) Steve Roud

    In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good enough to stand comparison with those of other parts of Britain and overseas.

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  • The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs by Julia Bishop
    The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (Paperback) Julia Bishop, Steve Roud

    Offers a collection of folk music - one of the great English popular art forms. This book brings together all the classic folk songs and many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning.

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  • Grown-Up Anger by Daniel Wolff
    Grown-Up Anger (English, Paperback) Daniel Wolff

    A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism, big business and greed in twentieth-century America?woven together in one epic saga that holds meaning for all working Americans today....

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  • First Time Ever by Peggy Seeger
    First Time Ever (English, Paperback) Peggy Seeger

    A SUNDAY TIMES AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE THE BOOKSELLER'S Most Picked Book in General Non-Fiction Round Ups of 2017 Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters.

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  • Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie
    Bound for Glory (Paperback) Woody Guthrie

    An autobiography of Woody Guthrie, founder of modern American folk music. This book presents a cynical, earthy and tragic account of his life in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, of the Depression that followed, and of his subsequent travels in, on, and under trains, in stolen cars and on his feet, round an America going rotten from the top downwards.

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  • The Man Who Recorded the World by John Szwed
    The Man Who Recorded the World (Paperback) John Szwed

    Writer, musicologist, archivist, singer, DJ, filmmaker, record, radio and TV producer, Alan Lomax was a man of many parts.

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  • First Time Ever by Peggy Seeger
    First Time Ever (English, Hardback) Peggy Seeger

    Together, Peggy and Ewan helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the formative - and controversial - Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads series. Peggy's life comprises art and passion, family and separation, tragedy, celebration and the unexpected - and irresistible - force of love.

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  • All in the Downs by Shirley Collins
    All in the Downs (English, Paperback) Shirley Collins

    A memoir from one of Britain's legendary singers, folklorists, and music historians.

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  • Selected Poems and Songs by Robert Burns
    Selected Poems and Songs (English, Paperback) Robert Burns

    This volume offers Burns's work as it was first encountered by contemporary readers, presenting the texts in the contexts in which they were originally published. It includes the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786), a generous selection of songs with full scores, comprehensive notes, some important letters and a glossary.

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  • The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols by Hugh Keyte
    The Shorter New Oxford Book of Carols (Multiple languages, Sheet music) Hugh Keyte

    An anthology of items selected from the massive New Oxford Book of Carols, which was immediately acclaimed on publication as the ultimate source-book for carol lovers and scholars.

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  • 100 Carols for Choirs by David Willcocks
    100 Carols for Choirs (Multiple languages, Sheet music) David Willcocks

    74 of the most popular items from Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3 in one volume, plus 26 pieces new to the series. The volume contains both accompanied and unaccompanied items, and the Order of Service for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Orchestral and brass ensemble accompaniments for many of the items are available on hire.

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  • The Lyrics by Bob Dylan
    The Lyrics (English, Hardback) Bob Dylan, Lisa Nemrow

    For the first time, a comprehensive, definitive collection of lyrics of music legend and poet Bob Dylan.

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  • I've Always Kept a Unicorn by Mick Houghton
    I've Always Kept a Unicorn (English, Paperback) Mick Houghton

    After leaving Fairport she formed Fotheringay, whose influential eponymous album was released in 1970, before collaborating on a historic one-off recording with Led Zeppelin - the only other vocalist to record with Zeppelin in their entire career - and releasing four solo albums across the course of the decade.

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  • 101 Scottish Songs by Norman Buchan
    101 Scottish Songs (Paperback) Norman Buchan

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book `101 Scottish Songs' published by Collins in 1962. Popularized as `the wee red songbook' in Scottish folk circles, this publication was in print for 26 years.

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  • The Complete Ukulele Method -- Beginning Ukulele by Seth Austen
    The Complete Ukulele Method -- Beginning Ukulele (English, Paperback) Seth Austen, Greg Horne

    Perfect for beginning ukulelists as well as players who want to enhance their knowledge, this book and video teaches everything you need to know to get started on the ukulele, including chords, strumming, picking, basic music theory, and reading tablature (TAB) and standard music notation. Guitarists wanting to expand their musical horizons will also find this to be the perfect introduction to...

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  • Acoustic Guitars by Tony Bacon
    Acoustic Guitars (English, Hardback) Tony Bacon

    Acoustic Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide of its type ever produced, covering decades of great instruments and the people who played them.  You will find here the highest quality photos of acoustic guitars produced by every significant maker, from Alvarez to Zemaitis, plus detailed information, and a host of action pictures of important players from pop, rock,...

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  • A Short History of Irish Traditional Music by O hAllmhurain,Gearoid
    A Short History of Irish Traditional Music (English, Paperback) O hAllmhurain,Gearoid

    The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and beyond. Featuring the tradition's finest musicians and international names.

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  • Electric Eden by Rob Young
    Electric Eden (Paperback) Rob Young

    An attempt to isolate the 'Britishness' of British music - a wild combination of pagan echoes, spiritual quest, imaginative time-travel, pastoral innocence and electrified creativity - Electric Eden will be treasured by anyone interested in the tangled story of Britain's folk music and Arcadian dreams.

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