The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (Paperback)
  • The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (Paperback)

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (Paperback)

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Paperback 608 Pages
Published: 06/02/2014
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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 together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A. L. Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141194622
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

Refreshing ... beautiful ... academic but lively ... the book offers the experience of immersion into the strange, romantic and occasionally frightening world these songs were, and are, a part of ... A triumphant addition to the English folk canon, both as a source of reference and as an endlessly enjoyable collection to dip into * The Times *
The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs couldn't be better timed ... an utterly indispensable collection of music for murder, wooing and wanton abandon * Record Collector *
Compelling ... fascinating and refreshingly objective ... Free of any cloying romanticism ... An impressive and nourishing book, with an appeal far beyond the folk aficionado. Roud and Bishop have created something vital * Telegraph *
A wonderful resource of knowledge and scholarship -- Tim Cumming * Independent *

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