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Bertrand H Bronson -Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads

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Bertrand Bronson's Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads begins where Francis James Child's The English and Scottish Popular Ballads leaves off. In four large volumes published by Princeton University Press between 1959 and 1972, Bronson brought together all available tunes for each of Child's ballads together with their texts, annotated and organized them, with notes describing the history and development of each tune and tune family. Special Offer: Buy all four volumes together and be offered a FREE PDF with fully searchable files for the complete collection: 2,200 pages of tunes and texts with notation for 4,120 tunes. The bargain of the century!

Bertrand H Bronson - The Singing Tradition of Child's Popular Ballads

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Bronson's The Singing Tradition of Child's Popular Ballads is a single-volume, abridged edition of Bronson's four volume The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads with the tunes and texts with the strongest representation in the oral tradition. The volume has an excellent new introduction where Bronson analyses the essential unity of a ballad text and tune and his introduction to the modal structure of tunes in the Anglo-American tradition is essential reading for singers and students of the ballad tradition.
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Francis James Child -
The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

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In recent years the folk song revival has led to a reawakening of interest by singers in aquiring an active ballad repertoire. Many of these ancient, popular/ traditional ballads are still part of a living cultural tradition - especially here in Scotland at the heart of Child's ballad country. Who in Scotland does NOT know snippets at least of such ballads as Barbara Allen (Child #84), The Dowie Dens o Yarrow (Child 214), Mary Hamilton (Child 173), Sir Patrick Spens (Child 58), The Jolly Beggar (Child 279) or Mill o Tifty's Annie (Child 233)? All five volumes post free direct from the USA.
Tom Hughes Book

Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders -
Tom Hughes of Jedburgh
by Peter Shepheard

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This outstanding collection of traditional fiddle music from the Scottish Borders was recorded from the playing of Tom Hughes of Jedburgh. Tom and his family were all talented musicians – his grandfather Henry Hughes, father Thomas Hughes and two uncles played together in a family band – two or three fiddles, melodeon and tambourine – playing at the local events, country weddings, harvest home and hiring fair dances. The book includes the CD: Tom Hughes & Friends - Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders.

Cecil Sharp - English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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First published in 1932, Cecil Sharp's English Folk-Songs from the Southern Appalachians contains 274 ballads, songs, hymns, nursery songs, jigs, and play-party games - with 968 tunes, collected between 1916 and 1918 from traditional singers in the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. These volumes have long been out of print but remain one of the foundational collections of American folk music and of great importance also for examples of songs that travelled across with the waves of emigration from England, Ireland and Scotland.

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Books for the Library

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Tom Hughes Traditional Music of the Scottish Borders

Traditional Fiddle Music of the Scottish Borders
An outstanding collection of traditional fiddle music from the playing of Tom Hughes of Jedburgh.

Book launch at the Scots Fiddle Festival 2015 on 21 November 2015 with music from Jimmy Nagle and the Border Fiddlers.

Bronson - Traditional Tunes

Bertrand H Bronson's
essential ballad collection:
The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads
Four volume set with 2,200 pages of tunes and ballad texts.

 

Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Francis James Child's classic collection:
The English & Scottish Popular Ballads
An excellent new edition.

 

Vinyl LPs:

We still have some Vinyl LP. We do not repress these any more but we have some excellent mint vinyl stock left for the enthusiasts out there! Click here for More Vinyl LPs
Here are a few classics:

Jim Reid Wild Geese

Jim Reid's classic album
I Saw The Wild Geese Flee
Includes the song: The Norland Wind/ The Wild Geese

 

Kinross Festival

Scots Songs & Music
Live from Kinross Festival
A historic album of songs and music recorded at the 1973 Kinross Festival.

 

Foundry Bar Band

The Foundry Bar Band
Foundry Bar Band
The first album from this famous band from Arbroath - including Jim Reid's song Auchmithie

 

Songs from the Archives

In a joint venture with Musical Traditions label we have assisted in the release of some archive recordings of traditional singers. Click here for Songs from the Archives

Daisy Chapman

Daisy Chapman: Ythanside
Live recordings of songs and ballads from a great but rarely heard Aberdeen singer.

 

The Brazil Family

The Brazil Family: Down by the Old Riverside
The song traditions of a romany gypsy family.

 

Lizzie Higgins

Lizzie Higgins: In Memory Of
Gems of traditional singing – an important part of the Scotland's heritage.

 

Autumn Harvest

A group of traditional song enthusiasts started the annual Fife Traditional Singing Festival in 2003. The events were recorded in a series of CDs featuring the finest of traditional singers. Click here for Songs from FifeSing.

FifeSing CDs

Old Songs and Bothy Ballads
Gems of traditional singing – an important part of the Scotland's heritage.

  


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