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Folk Music -

Related category: Music & Performing Arts
Related booklists: American Folk, Country & Political Music,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 8 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain
    Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music - by Rob Young

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571349654 | ISBN 10: 057134965x

    In this groundbreaking survey of more than a century of music making in the British Isles, Rob Young investigates how the idea of folk has been handed down and transformed by successive generations - song collectors, composers, Marxist revivalists, f ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s by Mike Heron and Andrew Greig
    You Know What You Could Be: Tuning into the 1960s - by Mike Heron and Andrew Greig

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780857054876 | ISBN 10: 0857054872

    A dual memoir written in tandem by Mike Heron, a founder member of the iconic sixties folk group The Incredible String Band and one of their greatest fans, bestselling author and winner of the Saltire Prize, Andrew Greig.  This singular book ... more

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  • Cover image of book First Time Ever: A Memoir by Peggy Seeger
    First Time Ever: A Memoir - by Peggy Seeger

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571336807 | ISBN 10: 0571336809

    Born in New York City in 1935, Peggy Seeger enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and politics. Her father was the noted musicologist Charles Seeger; her mother, the modernist composer Ruth Crawford; and her brother Pete, the celebrated writer of prot ... more

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  • Cover image of book Folk Song in England by Steve Roud
    Folk Song in England - by Steve Roud

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571309719 | ISBN 10: 0571309712

    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 compar ... more

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    I've Always Kept a Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny - by Mick Houghton

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571278916 | ISBN 10: 0571278914

    I've Always Kept a Unicorn 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. Sandy Denny laid down the marker for folk ... more

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  • Cover image of book Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs by J.P. Bean
    Singing from the Floor: A History of British Folk Clubs - by J.P. Bean

    £17.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571305452 | ISBN 10: 0571305458

    In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs by Steve Roud
    The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs - by Steve Roud

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141194622 | ISBN 10: 0141194626

    The definitive collection of folk music - one of the great English popular art forms.   One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. This magical new collection brings toget ... more

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  • Cover image of book Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction by Mark Slobin
    Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction - by Mark Slobin

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780195395020 | ISBN 10: 0195395026

    This stimulating Very Short Introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, with a world-wide reach that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every possible kind and in every corner of the globe.   ... more

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