Titles from England: Hares on the Mountain * Allan Water * My Boy Willie * Greensleeves * The Three Raven * Early One Morning * Lavender's Blue and more. Titles from Ireland: Let Erin Remember the Days of Old * The Rising Moon * The Road to the Isles * and more. Titles from Wales: The Bells of Aberdovey (Clychau Aberdyfi) * The Kind Old Man (Yr Hen Wr Mwyn) * Over the Stone (Tros y Gareg) * The Dove (Y Deryn Pur) and more. Scotland Titles: Baloo Baleerie * Corn Rigs Are Bonne * and more.
Folk songs, English by Stephen Roud,Julia C. Bishop
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. Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, and a number of other enthusiasts gathered a huge harvest of songs and tunes which we can study and enjoy at our leisure. But after over a century of collection and discussion, publication and performance, there are still many things we don't know about traditional song - Where did the songs come from? Who sang them, where, when and why? What part did singing play in the lives of the communities in which the songs thrived? More importantly, have the pioneer collectors' restricted definitions and narrow focus hindered or helped our understanding? This is the first book for many years to investigate the wider social history of traditional song in England, and draws on a wide range of sources to answer these questions and many more.
Juvenile Nonfiction by Ralph Vaughan Williams,A. L. Lloyd
This collection is filled with songs that tell of the pleasures and pains of love, the patterns of the countryside and the lives of ordinary people. Here are unfaithful soldiers, ghostly lovers, whalers on stormy seas, cuckolds and tricksters. By turns funny, plain-speaking and melancholic, these songs evoke a lost world and, with their melodies provided, record a vital musical tradition. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside � but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land � as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man�s relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).
Over 100 tunes, from easy to advanced, edited and annotated by Robin Williamson. This book is perfect for fiddle as well as guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, flute, accordion or concertina. With guitar chords. A CD with 15 tunes, played by Williamson, is included for demonstration. Songs include: All in a Garden Green * Newcastle * The Ploughboy * Greensleeves * Welsh Morris Dance * Lady Owen's Delight * The Bonny Grey * Waterloo Hornpipe * Sweet Molly * Welcome Whiskey Back Again * My Darling Asleep * Back of the Haggard * Carolan's Farewell * and more.
The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Author: Fiona Ritchie,Doug Orr,Darcy Orr
Documents the connection between Appalachian folk music and its roots in the traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a musical form that merged with such influences as African American, French, and Cherokee.
Jean Ritchie is the best known and most respected singer of traditional ballads in the United States. The youngest daughter of one of the most famous American ballad-singing families, the Ritchie family of Perry County, Kentucky, Jean carries on her family's legacy as a singer of folk songs and traditional ballads. The music found here tells the story of the ""Singing Ritchie Family."" Built upon a foundation of balladry inherited from old-world Scotland, the family's repertoire was certainly eclectic but not haphazard. The Child ballads, lyric folksongs, play party or frolic songs, Old Regular Baptist lined hymns, Native American ballads, "hant" songs, and carols brought together in this collection were assembled by family members who actively sought out fragments of tunes and completed them by adding or embellishing verses and melodies. This new edition has faithfully retained all seventy-seven line scores of the songs and added four new ones, Loving Hannah, Lovin' Henry, Her Mantle So Green, and The Reckless and Rambling Boy. The original headnotes and photographs tell the history of the song as well as how it became a part of the family's life. Chords are indicated for accompainment, and a new audiography and videography have been added to this edition.
Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales
Author: Kate Forrester
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art by Kate Forrester in this special illustrated edition.
A seminal work by one of the most influential figures of the English folk revival of the 1950s, Folk Song in England (1967) is an expansive account of the development of English traditional song, from the very oldest, ritual verse, through epic balladry, to the development of lyrical song in the industrial era. In a unique and ambitious approach, Lloyd marries the tradition of folk-song scholarship, largely derived from Cecil Sharp, with the radical historiography of E. P. Thompson, and in so doing produces a work of exceptional insight. In particular, his defining of 'industrial folk song' reveals traditional verse as an ebullient, living expression of the working people, perfectly adaptable to reflect their ways and conditions of life.
Melodies and words for over 200 authentic folk songs and ballads from all parts of the country — spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting songs, work songs, Cajun airs, breakdowns, many more.
"In The Four Nations, Frank Welsh offers a lively narrative history of the four component parts of the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Moving from the Roman period, which first defined many of the current internal boundaries, through the present day, Welsh describes the history of each nation, their interactions, and the impacts of crises ranging from the Norman Invasion to the Protestant Reformation to the two world wars of the twentieth century. Along the way, Welsh questions many cherished illusions and poses some awkward questions: to what extent were Scotland, Ireland, and Wales victims of predatory English aggression? How serious is the frequently invoked specter of national fragmentation?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
A collection of 10 folk songs arranged for voice and piano in a simple style appropriate for beginning soloists, unison classroom singing, and elementary choral groups. Included are reproducible melody-line song sheets for each song. Easy piano accompaniments strongly support the melody, and vocal tessituras are moderate; most have an octave range. Titles: All Through the Night * Li'l Liza Jane * Siyahamba * Scarborough Fair * Skye Boat Song * The Water Is Wide * Ma Bella Bimba * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Oh, Susannah * De Colores.
A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales
Author: Colman Andrews
The British Table: A New Look at the Traditional Cooking of England, Scotland, and Wales celebrates the best of British cuisine old and new. Drawing on a vast number of sources, both historical and modern, the book includes more than 150 recipes, from traditional regional specialties to modern gastropub reinventions of rustic fare. Dishes like fish pie, braised brisket with pickled walnuts, and a pastry shop full of simple, irresistible desserts have found their way onto modern British menus—delicious reminders of the depth and breadth of Britain’s culinary heritage. The book blends these tradition-based reinventions by some of the finest chefs in England, Scotland, and Wales with forgotten dishes of the past worthy of rediscovery.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). We've made this book even better with songs from Broadway's latest blockbusters over 80 songs in all arranged for piano and voice with guitar chord frames! Highlights include: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life * I Wanna Be a Producer * The Last Night of the World * On My Own * Popular * Seasons of Love * The Sound of Music * Younger Than Springtime * dozens more!