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Folksongs of Britain and Ireland - Peter Kennedy


Folksongs of Britain and Ireland - Peter Kennedy

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Kennedy, Peter
\r\nFolksongs of Britain and Ireland - Peter Kennedy
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\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSeries: Vocal Songbooks\r\n
\r\nPaperback: 824 pages\r\n
\r\nPublisher: Oak Publications (December 31, 1998)\r\n
\r\nLanguage: English\r\n
\r\nISBN-10: 0711902836\r\n
\r\nISBN-13: 978-0711902831\r\n
\r\nProduct Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches\r\n
\r\nShipping Weight: 4.4 pounds\r\n\r\n

Peter Kennedy's Folksongs of Britain and Ireland, published in 1975, is perhaps the major single work on British and Irish folk song to be compiled in the 20th century. It includes over three hundred traditional songs from all parts of Britain, in English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, and Channel Islands French, with meticulous scholarly notes on printed and recorded sources. All songs are given as simple monadic musical scores, with all lyrics in English or, in the case of other languages, in the original language with English translations. The Celtic language traditions songs are particularly valuable, since most of them are extremely difficult to find elsewhere. Originally the book was accompanied by a series of recordings on tape cassette and LP of most of the songs issued by Folktracks, Caedmon, and Topix records; most unfortunately -- I in fact would say, outrageously -- most of these recordings seem to be no longer available commercially, though some at this writing are listed as available from Folktrax (note the change in spelling) records. I noted though that many of the songs in the book's last chapter, Songs of the Travelling People, are included in the anthology CD Songs of the Travelling People in versions for the most part closely similar to those given in the book.\r\n

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