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Books > Music > Folk music

The Fellowship of Song - Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk (Paperback): Ginette Dunn The Fellowship of Song - Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk (Paperback)
Ginette Dunn
R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1980. Song is perhaps the strongest form of traditional culture. Its vigour and energy represent the power of the community from which it springs. This book focuses on traditional singing in two small English villages. It studies in detail an activity which goes to the core of the communal life in any village and demonstrates how song becomes the lifeblood of the traditions of rural life. In many ways traditional singing is highly subversive because its practice is an affirmation of community and a denial of the fragmentation of modern society. The songs sung, those remembered, the singers now dead whose lives are recalled each time an old favourite is performed, all connect the present with the past. The primary aesthetic concern within these singing traditions is that a man should sing, whatever the objective quality of his performance; and a song should tell a good story. The individual singer assumes a special role in performance since he becomes spokesman for a group and gives voice not only to personal but also to social concerns, dynamics and emotions.

Songs for a Revolution - The 1848 Protest Song Tradition in Germany (Hardcover): Eckhard John, David G Robb Songs for a Revolution - The 1848 Protest Song Tradition in Germany (Hardcover)
Eckhard John, David G Robb; Contributions by Eckhard John, David G Robb
R1,958 Discovery Miles 19 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The socially volatile period of the Vormarz (1830-1848) and the 1848 Revolution in Germany produced a wealth of political protest song. Songs for a Revolution makes available twenty-two prominent protest songs from that time, both lyrics (in German and English) and melodies. It also chronicles the songs' reception: suppressed after the revolution, they fell into obscurity, despite intermittent revivals by the workers' movement and later in the Weimar Republic, until they were appropriated as democratic cultural heritage by the folk and political song movements of East and West Germany after 1945. The songs reflect the new, oppositional political consciousness that emerged during the post-1830 period of restoration and led to the revolution. The book makes use of broadsides, songbooks, newspaper reports, and manuscripts to document the songs' transmission and shed light on the milieus in which they circulated. It also demonstrates how the appropriation of these songs by the German Liedermacher and folk scene shaped today's cultural memory of the 1848 period. It illuminates the functioning of political ideology in these reception processes, which in turn have given rise to myths that have influenced the discourse on the 1848 songs.

Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and American Folk Outlaw Performance (Hardcover): Damian A. Carpenter Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and American Folk Outlaw Performance (Hardcover)
Damian A. Carpenter
R3,082 Discovery Miles 30 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With its appeal predicated upon what civilized society rejects, there has always been something hidden in plain sight when it comes to the outlaw figure as cultural myth. Damian A. Carpenter traverses the unsettled outlaw territory that is simultaneously a part of and apart from settled American society by examining outlaw myth, performance, and perception over time. Since the late nineteenth century, the outlaw voice has been most prominent in folk performance, the result being a cultural persona invested in an outlaw tradition that conflates the historic, folkloric, and social in a cultural act. Focusing on the works and guises of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and Bob Dylan, Carpenter goes beyond the outlaw figure's heroic associations and expands on its historical (Jesse James, Billy the Kid), folk (John Henry, Stagolee), and social (tramps, hoboes) forms. He argues that all three performers represent a culturally disruptive force, whether it be the bad outlaw that Lead Belly represented to an urban bourgeoisie audience, the good outlaw that Guthrie shaped to reflect the social concerns of marginalized people, or the honest outlaw that Dylan offered audiences who responded to him as a promoter of clear-sighted self-evaluation. As Carpenter shows, the outlaw and the law as located in society are interdependent in terms of definition. His study provides an in-depth look at the outlaw figure's self-reflexive commentary and critique of both performer and society that reflects the times in which they played their outlaw roles.

Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution (Paperback): Ffion Jones Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution (Paperback)
Ffion Jones
R300 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution provides for the first time an edition, with parallel English translations, of Welsh-language ballads composed in reaction to the momentous events of the Revolution in France and the two decades of war which followed. Ballad writers were first spurred to respond in 1793, when the French monarchs were executed, France declared war upon Britain, and paranoia regarding the possible threat of internal revolt in Britain reached a crisis point. As the decade proceeded, ballads were sung in thanks for the victory of British forces and local people against an invasion of Pembrokeshire by French troops, and in reaction to key naval battles and to the extensive mobilization of militia and volunteer forces. Scholars working on the British response to the Revolution have showed increasing interest in exploring the contents of ballads and songs. The ballad in particular is seen as a vital source of information, since it represents ordinary people's awareness of the developments of the period. Balladry is also subject to continued research within Welsh scholarship, and this volume, with its focus on a clearly defined historical period and its revelation of new voices within the canon of Welsh ballad writers, will drive this field of study forwards. Regional reactions to the Revolution within the British Isles are also now seen as crucially important, but Wales, partly because of the inaccessibility of material composed in the Welsh language, has repeatedly been omitted from the general picture. This volume aids in rectifying this situation, ensuring (by use of translation, copious contextualizing notes, and a lengthy introduction) that both the ballad genre and Welsh reactions receive the attention they deserve from the wider scholarly community.

New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano - Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo (Hardcover): Cipriano... New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano - Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo (Hardcover)
Cipriano Frederico Vigil, David Garcia; Foreword by Enrique R. Lamadrid
R696 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R107 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cipriano Frederico Vigil is the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are his life's work, spanning half a century of listening, playing, composing, and singing ritual, social, and dance music.

New Mexican Folk Music includes much traditional material that has never been seen before or studied by scholars or students. Renowned as a composer, Vigil works in traditional genres such as the romance, the decima, the cuando, and corrido. Like the Mexican group Los Folkloristas with which he apprenticed in the late 1970s, his goal has been to research and master local styles, to introduce new listeners to traditional music, and to build on tradition by creating new compositions that address contemporary social themes.

An audio CD accompanies this comprehensive study on the work and music of Cipriano Frederico Vigil."

Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest - A Self-Portrait of a People (Hardcover, Revised ed.): John Donald Robb Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest - A Self-Portrait of a People (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
John Donald Robb; Foreword by Jack Loeffler; Introduction by Enrique R. Lamadrid
R2,164 R1,604 Discovery Miles 16 040 Save R560 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1980 and now available only from the University of New Mexico Press, this classic compilation of New Mexico folk music is based on thirty-five years of field research by a giant of modern music. Composer John Donald Robb, a passionate aficionado of the traditions of his adopted state, travelled New Mexico recording and transcribing music from the time he arrived in the Southwest in 1941.

Folk-Songs for Choirs 1 (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Folk-Songs for Choirs 1 (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Includes twelve arrangements for unaccompanied SATB of folk-songs from the British Isles and North America.

We Tell Our Old Songs - San Music of Southern Africa (Hardcover): Julia Raynham, Marlene Winberg We Tell Our Old Songs - San Music of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
Julia Raynham, Marlene Winberg
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title is a remarkable record of San music, ancient and modern, as performed by the!Xun community at Schmidtsdrift in the Northern Cape, a group of people who have found their way from southern Angola via northern Namibia to South Africa within the last few decades. Their art has already been documented and showcased in the work My Eland's Heart by Marlene Winberg. Kulimatji Nge now presents another aspect of their culture - the San people's extraordinary, and mostly unknown, music. The title focuses on three types of music associated with three particular personalities within the community: Pensa Limunga, a storyteller and hunter; Likua Kambembe, a musician and community leader; and Meneputo Mununga, a shaman and traditional doctor. These elders still remember the traditional ways of life, the stories and songs that formed part of everyday living in southern Angola and northern Namibia. The CD includes recordings of their songs and story narratives spoken in the ancient!Xun language. These oral histories speak about many things: the meaning and making of fire; how they shoot and track the eland and its spiritual potency; how knowledge is passed on through songs and dances. There are songs about deserts and dry worlds and the meaning of water; songs about animals such as the spring hare, hippopotamus, horse and lion; stories about the moon; legends about!Xangu, the water snake; accounts of shamanic healing rites such as the trance dance; information about traditional foods and medicine; lullabies and laments.

Shout Because You're Free - The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia (Paperback, First Edition,): Art... Shout Because You're Free - The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia (Paperback, First Edition,)
Art Rosenbaum; Photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum; Johann S. Buis
R583 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R93 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition surviving on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Bolton Community of McIntosh County, Georgia. Incorporating oral history, first-person accounts, musical transcriptions, photographs, and drawings, "Shout Because You're Free" documents a group of performers known as the McIntosh County Shouters.

Derived from African practices, the ring shout combines call-and-response singing, the percussion of a stick or broom on a wood floor, and hand-clapping and foot-tapping. First described in depth by outside observers on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia during the Civil War, the ring shout was presumed to have died out in active practice until 1980, when the shouters in the Bolton community first came to the public's attention.

"Shout Because You're Free" is the result of sixteen years of research and fieldwork by Art and Margo Rosenbaum, authors of "Folk Visions and Voices." The book includes descriptions of present-day community shouts, a chapter on the history of the shout's African origins, the recollections of early outside observers, and later folklorists' comments. In addition, the tunes and texts of twenty-five shout songs performed by the McIntosh County Shouters are transcribed by ethnomusicologist Johann S. Buis."Shout Because You're Free" is a fascinating look at a unique living tradition that demonstrates ties to Africa, slavery, and Emancipation while interweaving these influences with worship and oneness with the spirit.

Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslavia (Paperback): Uros ?voro Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslavia (Paperback)
Uros ?voro
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Theoretically ambitious and innovative, this book is a new account of popular music that has been at the centre of national, political and cultural debates for over two decades. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, UroA! AEOEvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk: described as 'backward' music, whose misogynist and Serb nationalist iconography represents a threat to cosmopolitanism, turbo-folk's iconography is also perceived as a 'genuinely Balkan' form of resistance to the threat of neo-liberalism. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk's popularity across national borders, AEOEvoro analyses key songs and performers in Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia. The book also examines the effects of turbo on the broader cultural sphere - including art, film, sculpture and architecture - twenty years after its inception and popularization. What is proposed is a new way of reading the relationship of contemporary popular music to processes of cultural, political and social change - and a new understanding of how fundamental turbo-folk is to the recent history of former Yugoslavia and its successor states.

The Day is So Long and the Wages So Small - Music on a Summer Island (Paperback, New edition): Samuel B. Charters The Day is So Long and the Wages So Small - Music on a Summer Island (Paperback, New edition)
Samuel B. Charters
R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the summer of 1958, jazz and blues historian Samuel Charters traveled with Ann Danberg to Andros, a remote island "on the wrong side of the wind" in the Bahamas. Living within a small local community descended from a handful of Bahamian slaves, they discovered how the unique historical fusion of disparate cultures on Andros, from Africa and Europe, had resulted in a wealth of traditional music that had stubbornly resisted the influx of modern styles. Combining rare travel and musical elements with Danberg's evocative photographs, Char-ters describes their search for a song so rich and startling in its resonance, they had to follow it to its source. "Just about the best 'what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation' report ever written." --"Booklist "(starred review)

Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective - Same Songs Changing Minds (Paperback): Daniel Koglin Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective - Same Songs Changing Minds (Paperback)
Daniel Koglin
R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds examines the ways in which audiences in present-day Greece and Turkey perceive and use the Greek popular song genre rebetiko to cultivate specific cultural habits and identities. In the past, rebetiko has been associated chiefly with the lower strata of Greek society. But Daniel Koglin approaches the subject from a different perspective, exploring the mythological and ritual aspects of rebetiko, which intellectual elites on both sides of the Aegean Sea have adapted to their own world views in our age of globalized consumption. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods from ethnomusicology, ritual studies, conceptual history and music psychology, Koglin casts light on the role played by national perceptions in the processes of music production and consumption. His analysis reveals that rebetiko persistently oscillates between conceptual categories: it is a music both ours and theirs, marginal and mainstream, joyful and grievous, sacred and profane. The study culminates in the thesis that this semantic multistability is not only a key concept to understanding the ongoing popularity of rebetiko in Greece, and its recent renaissance in Turkey, but also a fundamental aspect of the human experience on the south-eastern borders of Europe.

Popular Song in the First World War - An International Perspective (Paperback): John Mullen Popular Song in the First World War - An International Perspective (Paperback)
John Mullen
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with very different approaches, bring to life the entertainment of a century ago, to show the role it played in the lives of our ancestors. The reader will meet the penniless lyricist, the theatre chain owner, the cross-dressing singer, fado composer, stage Scotsman or rhyming soldier, whether they come from Serbia, Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Portugal or elsewhere, in this fascinating exploration of showbiz before the generalization of the gramophone. Singing was a vector for patriotic support for the war, and sometimes for anti-war activism, but it was much more than that, and expressed and constructed debates, anxieties, social identities and changes in gender roles. This work, accompanied by many links to online recordings, will allow the reader to glimpse the complex role of popular song in people's lives in a period of total war.

Eilean Fraoich - Lewis Gaelic Songs and Melodies (English, Irish, Spiral bound, New edition): Duncan Morison, Etc Eilean Fraoich - Lewis Gaelic Songs and Melodies (English, Irish, Spiral bound, New edition)
Duncan Morison, Etc
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Eilean Fraoich' is a classic songbook in Gaelic. It contains folk songs from the long Scottish traditions and includes text and music.

The Old Songs of Skye - Frances Tolmie and Her Circle (Hardcover): Ethel Bassin The Old Songs of Skye - Frances Tolmie and Her Circle (Hardcover)
Ethel Bassin; Edited by Derek Bowman
R2,457 Discovery Miles 24 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the songs she heard and wrote down, together with the part they played in her life and that of her circle and the larger community. Moving in a variety of circles, Frances Tolmie experienced the warm domesticity of an enlightened Skye manse, the cultural bustle of upper middle-class Edinburgh 'entrepreneurs', the romantic serious-mindedness of the first Cambridge women students, the sensitive nature-loving community round Ruskin at Coniston, and spent her later sociable years back in Scotland. This book, with its historical introduction by Flora MacLeod and musical introduction by Frank Howes along with Ethel Bassin's own detailed introduction, reflects her profound study of the song and folklore of her people, and describes how she recorded a precious part of British traditional culture, catching it alive and sharing it as truly as possible.

Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland (Hardcover): Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland (Hardcover)
Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger
R2,471 Discovery Miles 24 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1977. The Travellers, from those living in bow-tents and horse-drawn caravans to those dwelling in motor caravans and permanent homes, are an important source of traditional music. Their society means that songs that have died out in more settled communities are preserved among them. Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, widely known as two of the founding singers of the British and American folk revivals, here display a vast fund of folklore scholarship around the songs of British travelling people. Resulting from extensive collecting in southern and southeastern England and central and northeastern Scotland in the 1960s and 70s, this book contains 130 songs with music and comprehensive notes relating them to folkloristic and historical points of interest. It includes traditional ballads and ballads of broadside origin, bawdy, tragic and humorous songs about love, work and death. Most are in English or in Scots dialect with four in Anglo-Romani.

Tree of strings - Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland (Hardcover): Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird Tree of strings - Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland (Hardcover)
Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird
R2,833 Discovery Miles 28 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland, the authors examine the literary and physical evidence for their use within the Royal Courts and "big houses" by professional harpers and aristocratic amateurs. They vividly follow the decline of the wire-strung clarsach from its links with the hereditary bards of the Highland chieftains to its disappearance in the 18th century, and the subsequent attempts at the revival of the small harp during the 19th and 20th centuries. The music played on the harp, and its links with the great families of Scotland are described. The authors present, in this book, material which has never before been brought to light, from unpublished documents, family papers and original manuscripts. They also make suggestions, based on their research, about the development and dissemination of the early Celtic harps and their music. This book, therefore, should be of great interest, not only to harp players but to historians, to all musicians in the fields of traditional and early music, and to any reader who recognises the importance of these beautiful instruments, and their music, throughout a thousand years of Scottish culture.

Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective - Same Songs Changing Minds (Hardcover, New edition): Daniel Koglin Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective - Same Songs Changing Minds (Hardcover, New edition)
Daniel Koglin
R3,222 Discovery Miles 32 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds examines the ways in which audiences in present-day Greece and Turkey perceive and use the Greek popular song genre rebetiko to cultivate specific cultural habits and identities. In the past, rebetiko has been associated chiefly with the lower strata of Greek society. But Daniel Koglin approaches the subject from a different perspective, exploring the mythological and ritual aspects of rebetiko, which intellectual elites on both sides of the Aegean Sea have adapted to their own world views in our age of globalized consumption. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods from ethnomusicology, ritual studies, conceptual history and music psychology, Koglin casts light on the role played by national perceptions in the processes of music production and consumption. His analysis reveals that rebetiko persistently oscillates between conceptual categories: it is a music both ours and theirs, marginal and mainstream, joyful and grievous, sacred and profane. The study culminates in the thesis that this semantic multistability is not only a key concept to understanding the ongoing popularity of rebetiko in Greece, and its recent renaissance in Turkey, but also a fundamental aspect of the human experience on the south-eastern borders of Europe.

Right by Her Roots - Americana Women and Their Songs (Paperback): Jewly Hight Right by Her Roots - Americana Women and Their Songs (Paperback)
Jewly Hight
R489 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this day of digital delivery, more and more popular music arrives to its listeners in downloadable bits, giving away very little about where the songs come from or who is behind them. At the same time contemporary popular culture, with its ancestry-excavating Web sites and television shows, reveals that people are craving answers to those very same questions about themselves. Right by Her Roots is a book for this moment, a thorough and thoughtful exploration of the bodies of work of eight groundbreaking artists who acknowledge, in their songs and in their lives, their relationships to their roots--both musical and personal. Jewly Hight, a highly regarded and spiritually-savvy music writer, delves into the journeys and styles of eight of the most distinctive voices in Americana music: Lucinda Williams, Julie Miller, Victoria Williams, Michelle Shocked, Mary Gauthier, Ruthie Foster, Elizabeth Cook, and Abigail Washburn. Hight proves there is much to be gained from digging into the oeuvres of singers and songwriters who put something of themselves and their pursuits of meaning into their music. What she unearths, through vivid original interviews and perceptive analysis of their spirits, sounds, and styles--not just their lyrics--is rich insight into what animates their work and how they view and experience the world. Giving music-making women the serious attention they deserve but rarely receive, Right by Her Roots is an especially important and engaging account.

The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume II - Complete Meals from Around the World (Paperback, Revised): Sean Williams The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume II - Complete Meals from Around the World (Paperback, Revised)
Sean Williams
R1,076 Discovery Miles 10 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This companion to The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook combines scholarship with a unique approach to the study of the world's foods, musics, and cultures. Covering over four dozen regions, the entries in these collection each include a regional food-related proverb, a recipe for a complete meal, a list of companion readings and listening pieces, and a short essay that highlights the significant links between music and food in the area. The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume 2 will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and sociologists, but should also find a welcome place on the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys eating and learning about foods from around the world.

Traditional Music and Irish Society: Historical Perspectives (Paperback, New Ed): Martin Dowling Traditional Music and Irish Society: Historical Perspectives (Paperback, New Ed)
Martin Dowling
R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Written from the perspective of a scholar and performer, Traditional Music and Irish Society investigates the relation of traditional music to Irish modernity. The opening chapter integrates a thorough survey of the early sources of Irish music with recent work on Irish social history in the eighteenth century to explore the question of the antiquity of the tradition and the class locations of its origins. Dowling argues in the second chapter that the formation of what is today called Irish traditional music occurred alongside the economic and political modernization of European society in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Dowling goes on to illustrate the public discourse on music during the Irish revival in newspapers and journals from the 1880s to the First World War, also drawing on the works of Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Lacan to place the field of music within the public sphere of nationalist politics and cultural revival in these decades. The situation of music and song in the Irish literary revival is then reflected and interpreted in the life and work of James Joyce, and Dowling includes treatment of Joyce's short stories A Mother and The Dead and the 'Sirens' chapter of Ulysses. Dowling conducted field work with Northern Irish musicians during 2004 and 2005, and also reflects directly on his own experience performing and working with musicians and arts organizations in order to conclude with an assessment of the current state of traditional music and cultural negotiation in Northern Ireland in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Focus: Irish Traditional Music (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Sean Williams Focus: Irish Traditional Music (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Sean Williams
R3,096 Discovery Miles 30 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition introduces the instrumental and vocal musics of Ireland, its diaspora in North America, and its Celtic neighbors while exploring the essential values underlying these rich musical cultures and placing them in broader historical and social context. With both the undergraduate and graduate student in mind, the text weaves together past and present, bringing together important ideas about Irish music from a variety of sources and presenting them, in three parts, within interdisciplinary lenses of history, film, politics, poetry, and art: I. Irish Music in Place and Time provides an overview of the island's musical history and its relationship to current performance practice. II. Music Traditions Abroad and at Home contrasts the instrumental and vocal musics of the "Celtic Nations" (Scotland, Wales, Brittany, etc.) and the United States with those of Ireland. III. Focusing In: Vocal Music in Irish-Gaelic and English identifies the great songs of Ireland's two main languages and explores the globalization of Irish music. New to this edition are discussions of those contemporary issues reflective of Ireland's dramatic political and cultural shifts in the decade since first publication, issues concerning equity and inclusion, white nationalism, the Irish Traveller community, hip hop and punk, and more. Pedagogical features-such as discussion questions, a glossary, a timeline of key dates, and expanded references, as well as an online soundtrack-ensure that readers of Focus: Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition will be able to grasp Ireland's important social and cultural contexts and apply that understanding to traditional and contemporary vocal and instrumental music today.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback): Francis James Child The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback)
Francis James Child
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Bourbonnais, Pods, pop. Ill, fol. 91, Romania, XI, 103, 38 verses, sung by a woman seventy-two years old. I. Bretagne, Louddac, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 121, Romania, XI, 103 f, 64 verses. J. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 285, Romania, XII, 115 (I), 50 verses. K. Bretagne (?), Romania, XII, 115 f, 36 verses. L. V. Smith, Chants pop. du Velay et du Forez, Romania, X, 582. 57 verses. M. 'Le roi Renaud, ' Fldvy, Puymaigre, I, 39, 78 verses. N. Touraine, Bldrd, Brachet in Revue Critique, II, 125, 60 verses. O. The same, variations of a later version. P. ' L'Arnaud l'lnfant, ' Limoges, Laforest, Limoges au XVIP siecle, 1862, p. 300, Pods, pop., Ill, It will be observed that some of the Renaud ballads in the Poesies populaires de la France were derived from earlier publications: such as were communicated by collectors appear to have been sent in in 1852 or 1853. The versions cited by Rathery, Revue Critique, II, 287 ff, are all from the fol. 95, Romania, XI, 104, 82 verses. Q. Charente, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 107, Romania, XI, 99, 60 verses. R. Cambes, Lot-et-Garonne, Romania, XII, 116, 46 verses. S. Jura, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1854, Aoflt, p. 486. 50 verses. T. Rouen, Poes. pop. Ill, fol. 100, Romania, XI, 102, 60 verses, communicated by a gentleman who at the beginning of the century had learned the ballad from an aunt, who had received it from an aged nun. TJ. a, Buchon, Noels et Chants populaires de la Franche-Comtd, p. 85, 34 verses; b, Tarbd, Romancero de Champagne, Vol. II, Chants Populaires, p. 125, 32 verses; c, G. de Nerval, La Bohcme Galante, ed. 1866, p. 77, Les Filles du Feu, ed. 1868, p. 130, 30 verses; d, ' Jean Renaud, ' Bujeaud, Chants et Chansons populaires des Provinces de l'Ouest, II, 213, 32 verses. V. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 122, Romania,

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback): Francis James Child The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback)
Francis James Child
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Bourbonnais, Pods, pop. Ill, fol. 91, Romania, XI, 103, 38 verses, sung by a woman seventy-two years old. I. Bretagne, Louddac, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 121, Romania, XI, 103 f, 64 verses. J. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 285, Romania, XII, 115 (I), 50 verses. K. Bretagne (?), Romania, XII, 115 f, 36 verses. L. V. Smith, Chants pop. du Velay et du Forez, Romania, X, 582. 57 verses. M. 'Le roi Renaud, ' Fldvy, Puymaigre, I, 39, 78 verses. N. Touraine, Bldrd, Brachet in Revue Critique, II, 125, 60 verses. O. The same, variations of a later version. P. ' L'Arnaud l'lnfant, ' Limoges, Laforest, Limoges au XVIP siecle, 1862, p. 300, Pods, pop., Ill, It will be observed that some of the Renaud ballads in the Poesies populaires de la France were derived from earlier publications: such as were communicated by collectors appear to have been sent in in 1852 or 1853. The versions cited by Rathery, Revue Critique, II, 287 ff, are all from the fol. 95, Romania, XI, 104, 82 verses. Q. Charente, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 107, Romania, XI, 99, 60 verses. R. Cambes, Lot-et-Garonne, Romania, XII, 116, 46 verses. S. Jura, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1854, Aoflt, p. 486. 50 verses. T. Rouen, Poes. pop. Ill, fol. 100, Romania, XI, 102, 60 verses, communicated by a gentleman who at the beginning of the century had learned the ballad from an aunt, who had received it from an aged nun. TJ. a, Buchon, Noels et Chants populaires de la Franche-Comtd, p. 85, 34 verses; b, Tarbd, Romancero de Champagne, Vol. II, Chants Populaires, p. 125, 32 verses; c, G. de Nerval, La Bohcme Galante, ed. 1866, p. 77, Les Filles du Feu, ed. 1868, p. 130, 30 verses; d, ' Jean Renaud, ' Bujeaud, Chants et Chansons populaires des Provinces de l'Ouest, II, 213, 32 verses. V. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 122, Romania,

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback): Francis James Child The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Paperback)
Francis James Child
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Bourbonnais, Pods, pop. Ill, fol. 91, Romania, XI, 103, 38 verses, sung by a woman seventy-two years old. I. Bretagne, Louddac, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 121, Romania, XI, 103 f, 64 verses. J. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 285, Romania, XII, 115 (I), 50 verses. K. Bretagne (?), Romania, XII, 115 f, 36 verses. L. V. Smith, Chants pop. du Velay et du Forez, Romania, X, 582. 57 verses. M. 'Le roi Renaud, ' Fldvy, Puymaigre, I, 39, 78 verses. N. Touraine, Bldrd, Brachet in Revue Critique, II, 125, 60 verses. O. The same, variations of a later version. P. ' L'Arnaud l'lnfant, ' Limoges, Laforest, Limoges au XVIP siecle, 1862, p. 300, Pods, pop., Ill, It will be observed that some of the Renaud ballads in the Poesies populaires de la France were derived from earlier publications: such as were communicated by collectors appear to have been sent in in 1852 or 1853. The versions cited by Rathery, Revue Critique, II, 287 ff, are all from the fol. 95, Romania, XI, 104, 82 verses. Q. Charente, Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 107, Romania, XI, 99, 60 verses. R. Cambes, Lot-et-Garonne, Romania, XII, 116, 46 verses. S. Jura, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1854, Aoflt, p. 486. 50 verses. T. Rouen, Poes. pop. Ill, fol. 100, Romania, XI, 102, 60 verses, communicated by a gentleman who at the beginning of the century had learned the ballad from an aunt, who had received it from an aged nun. TJ. a, Buchon, Noels et Chants populaires de la Franche-Comtd, p. 85, 34 verses; b, Tarbd, Romancero de Champagne, Vol. II, Chants Populaires, p. 125, 32 verses; c, G. de Nerval, La Bohcme Galante, ed. 1866, p. 77, Les Filles du Feu, ed. 1868, p. 130, 30 verses; d, ' Jean Renaud, ' Bujeaud, Chants et Chansons populaires des Provinces de l'Ouest, II, 213, 32 verses. V. Pods, pop., Ill, fol. 122, Romania,

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