Folk & traditional music

    The Ballad of Britain: How Music Captured The Soul of a Nation

    By Will Hodgkinson

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    In 1903, Victorian composer Cecil Sharp began a decade-long journey to collect folk songs that captured the spirit of Great Britain. A century later, writer, presenter and journalist Will Hodgkinson sets out on a similar journey.

    The Anglo-Concertina Music of William Kimber

    By Dan M. Worrall

    Other £12.96

    Presents a selection of 28 tunes, a collection of transcriptions of Kimber's music, including both melody and chords. This book contains background notes on William Kimber and the Anglo-Concertina as an instrument, together with guidance for those learning the tunes and explanatory notes to accompany the transcriptions.

    Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland

    By Tomas O''Canainn

    Paperback £29.42

    Bound for Glory

    By Woody Guthrie

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    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,...

    Really Easy Guitar] Bob Dylan

    By Joe Bennett

    Paperback Save £1.92 = £9.03

    What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture

    By Mark Anthony Neal

    Paperback Save £6.74 = £16.25

    A history of black communities in America, which focuses on musical traditions from early jazz to hip-hop. The author also considers the social forces and organisations which countered these artistic movements, including the FBI and the Nixon administration.

    Traditional Folksongs and Ballads of Scotland

    Paperback Save £0.34 = £6.65

    100 Carols for Choirs

    Paperback Save £0.23 = £17.72

    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...

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