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  • All in the Downs - Reflections on Life, Landscape, and Song by Shirley Collins
    All in the Downs - Reflections on Life, Landscape, and Song (English, Paperback) Shirley Collins, Stewart Lee

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

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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.

    $14.13 $17.00
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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.

    $17.24 $22.50
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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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  • 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.

    $29.07 $34.41
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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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  • 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.

    $25.21 $30.00
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  • Carols for Choirs 2 by David Willcocks
    Carols for Choirs 2 (Multiple languages, Sheet music) David Willcocks

    A second collection of 50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompaniments for piano, or organ, or orchestra, or brass ensemble.

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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.

    $12.30 $14.00
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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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  • We Can Swing Together by John Van der Kiste
    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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  • 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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  • 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 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....

    $66.25 $75.00
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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.

    $10.50 $11.95
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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...

    $10.34 $12.95
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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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  • 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.

    $21.73 $22.95
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  • Gypsy Music by Alan Ashton-Smith
    Gypsy Music (English, Paperback) Alan Ashton-Smith

    This is a new history of gypsy music, from traditional performers such as Taraf de Haidouks and the Boban Markovic Orkestar, to more experimental groups such as Gogol Bordello. Covering the 13th century to the present, and from Romania to New York, Moscow and Andalusia, Gypsy Music reveals the remarkable diversity of this exuberant art form.

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  • Fado Resounding by Lila Ellen Gray
    Fado Resounding (English, Paperback) Lila Ellen Gray

    This ethnography of fado, Portugal's most celebrated popular music genre, shows how a musical genre can sediment, circulate, and transform affect, sonorously rendering history and place as soulful and feeling as public.

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