Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1995, this fascinating collection of books on song and culture and folk music more widely is a superb resource in cultural studies, history and music in one place. Some works look at the contribution of an individual to the understanding of folk singing, or the songs and stories from one region, while others take a wider look at the spread within the Anglo-American folk music sphere. Nearly all books contain tunes and lyrics related to their topics and between them present a great display of the scholarship in this deeply interesting area.
The Old Songs of Skye: Frances Tolmie and Her Circle Ethel Bassin, edited by Derek Bowman; Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music: An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings Norm Cohen; The Anglo-American Ballad: A Folklore Casebook Edited by Dianne Dugaw; The Fellowship of Song: Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk Ginette Dunn; Folk Music of Britain - and Beyond Frank Howes; Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday: The Songs and Life Story, Told in His Own Words, of John Maguire, Traditional Singer and Farmer from Co. Fermanagh Collated by Robin Morton; Village Song and Culture: A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire Michael Pickering; Tree of Strings: Crann Nan Teud: A History of the Harp in Scotland Keith Sanger and Alison Kinnaird; Grey Funnel Lines: Traditional Song and Verse of the Royal Navy, 1900-1970 Cyril Tawney; The Chime Child: or Somerset Singers Ruth L. Tongue; Song and Democratic Culture in Britain: An Approach to Popular Culture in Social Movements Ian Watson. Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger