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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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  • Folk-Songs for Choirs 1 by John Rutter
    Folk-Songs for Choirs 1 (English, Sheet music) John Rutter

    Twelve arrangements for unaccompanied SATB of folk-songs from the British Isles and North America

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    $14.15 $17.00
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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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  • The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales and Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland v. 3 by J. Murray Neil
    The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales and Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland v. 3 (English, Paperback) J. Murray Neil

    In this third of a three-volume set of 'The Scots Fiddle', the author has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland. It includes over 160 traditional fiddle tunes and song airs providing an insight into the rich inheritance of Scottish and Gaelic culture. This book is not only a fiddle music reference book; it is a book about Scotland.

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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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  • The Oxford Book of English Madrigals by Philip Ledger
    The Oxford Book of English Madrigals (English, Sheet music) Philip Ledger

    This book presents 60 of the very best madrigals for SATB, chosen from the many hundreds of possible candidates. The major composers of the genre are each represented by several madrigals and the lesser figures by one or more.

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  • Liner Notes by Loudon Wainwright
    Liner Notes (Hardback) Loudon Wainwright

    A funny and insightful meditation on family, inspiration, and art, LINER NOTES will thrill fans, readers, and anyone who appreciates the intersection of music and life.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    $49.03 $72.75
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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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  • The Book of Ballads by Various
    The Book of Ballads (English, Hardback) Various

    This limited edition oversized deluxe hardback collection contains original script pages from award-winning writer Neil Gaiman, as well as never-before-seen art and an amazing gallery of sketches....

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  • Simon & Garfunkel by Spencer Leigh
    Simon & Garfunkel (English, Paperback) Spencer Leigh

    Early on in their relationship Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel realised two things. Firstly, the world liked them working together. Secondly, they didn't. With exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and those who knew him, and with much unique material, this will be the definitive account of Simon and Garfunkel and their careers.

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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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  • Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 by Ron Manus
    Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 (English, Paperback) Ron Manus, L C Harnsberger

    Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the ukulele easy and fun. This book covers how to hold your ukulele, tuning your ukulele, right- and left-hand techniques, the basics of reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB....

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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 Box  A Beginners Guide to the Irish Traditional Button Accordion  by David C. Hanrahan
    The Box A Beginners Guide to the Irish Traditional Button Accordion (English, Paperback) David C. Hanrahan

    David Hanrahan is a well-known and respected exponent of accordion music and he uses his experience to bring you an sagacious and informative guide to playing the accordion. Using a QandA format, and by concentrating on the most frequently asked questions, he gives confidence to a developing beginner. All the fundamental skills are covered in this book, from playing first notes and adding bass...

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