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  • The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen
    The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen (Paperback) Leonard Cohen

    When his first album made him an unlikely star in the late 1960s, Leonard Cohen was hailed as the new poet of song. His melodies were hauntingly melodic but his lyrics were like no one else's - poignant, romantic, mystical and darkly comic. This book contains the lyrics to over 100 classic songs.

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

    Sandy Denny laid down the marker for folk-rock when she joined Fairport Convention in 1968, but her music went far beyond this during the seventies. This book tells the story of Sandy Denny, one of the greatest British singers of her time and the first female singer-songwriter to produce a substantial and enduring body of original songs.

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

    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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  • Pickers and Poets
    Pickers and Poets (English, Hardback) Craig Clifford

    Many books and essays have addressed the broad sweep of Texas music—its multicultural aspects, its wide array and blending of musical genres, its historical transformations, and its love/hate relationship with Nashville and other established music business centers. This book, however, focuses on an essential thread in this tapestry: the Texas singer-songwriters to whom the contributors refer as...

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  • Singing from the Floor
    Singing from the Floor (English, Paperback) J. P. Bean

    In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, would rediscover the native songs of their own tradition. This book tells the story of this movement.

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  • 30 Christmas Carols with Sheet Music and Fingering for Tin Whistle
    30 Christmas Carols with Sheet Music and Fingering for Tin Whistle (English, Paperback) Stephen Ducke

    30 traditional Christmas Carols with sheet music and fingering diagrams for Irish tin whistle. Simple, easy-to-follow arrangements of classic songs that kids will love.Without any prior musical knowledge, you can immediately start playing your first tunes.The tin whistle (sometimes called pennywhistle or simply whistle) is a small 6-holed flute, that in its present form dates from the 19th...

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  • The Lyrics
    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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  • Simon & Garfunkel
    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 Wheels of the World
    The Wheels of the World (Paperback) Colin Harper, John McSherry

    One chanter, three drones, three regulators, thirteen keys, too many near-extinctions to mention and 300 years of heroes: that, with a frisson of fairies on moonlit knolls, is the Irish uilleann ('ill-in') pipes. The Wheels Of The World presents an epic tale of triumph and survival, where the soulful heart of a nation has been kept alive across ages by a slender thread of guardians - blind men,...

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  • The Story of the Dulcimer
    The Story of the Dulcimer (English, Paperback) Ralph Lee Smith

    Perhaps no instrument better represents the music of Appalachia than the fretted dulcimer. The instrument was no longer confined to back porches and local music halls when Jean Ritchie so melodically thrust herself and her dulcimer into the national limelight during the folk revival of the 1950s. But where did the dulcimer, known to exist in no other folk culture in the world, come from? In The...

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  • Eternal Troubadour
    Eternal Troubadour (English, Paperback) Justin Martell, Alanna Wray McDonal

    The first serious biography of the amazing life and career of the man who sang 'Tiptoe Through The Tulips'.

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  • Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell (English, Hardback) Malka Marom, Joni Mitchell

    When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer she’d first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their last recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka...

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  • Down the Crooked Road
    Down the Crooked Road (English, Paperback) Mary Black

    Born into a musical family, the author is a feisty tomboy who could hold her own when it came to sparring with her brothers and anyone else brave enough to take her on - began singing folk songs from the age of ten. This book offers an insight into the life and career of one of our most gifted singers.

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  • Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People
    Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People (English, Paperback) Woody Guthrie

    A tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical research: Alan Lomax, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger

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  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan
    War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan (English, Paperback) John Baily

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki’s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of Baily’s further research on Afghan music over the 35 years that followed. This took him to...

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  • Folk Song Sight Singing: Book I
    Folk Song Sight Singing: Book I (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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  • Wayfaring Strangers
    Wayfaring Strangers (English, Hardback) Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr

    Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

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  • Field Guide to the Irish Music Session
    Field Guide to the Irish Music Session (English, Paperback) Barry Foy, Rob Adams

    Field Guide to the Irish Music Session is the first and only book devoted entirely to the dynamics and etiquette of the traditional Irish musical gathering. There's more to these events than meets the eye or ear, and Field Guide covers it all, with an insightful blend of the humorous and the serious that is of value to both listeners and prospective participants.

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  • We Can Swing Together
    We Can Swing Together (English, Paperback) John Van der Kiste

    When Alan Hull joined the band Brethren, soon renamed Lindisfarne, in 1968, it was the start of a chequered saga. From their origins in the beat and folk boom of the 1960s to acclaim as a popular UK live act and the successful second album 'Fog on the Tyne', their disbanding, and reunion, Lindisfarne have a history that has lasted over forty years.

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  • The Shanty Book
    The Shanty Book (English, Paperback) Richard Runciman Terry

    The Shanty BookPart ISailor Sea ShantiesWith Lyrics and MusicA shanty (also spelled "chantey," "chanty") is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. The term shanty most accurately refers to a specific style of work song belonging to this historical repertoire; however, in recent, popular usage, the scope of its definition is...

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