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ENB2  A DARTMOOR COUNTRY DANCE PARTY - Bibliography and photos of Bob Cann and the Pixies, plus notation of the dances that are regularly danced in the village halls of Dartmoor.

 

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ENB3  MANY A GOOD HORSEMAN - 'A Survey of Traditional Music Making in Mid-Suffolk' - John Howson Detailed information and reminiscences from a lively musical tradition. Includes over 100 photos.

 

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ENB13  A BOOK OF BRITISH BALLADS - Republished Roy Palmer classic formerly called 'Everyman's Book of British Ballads' 

 

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ENB14  BUSHES AND BRIARS - 'Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams' Another long awaited re-publication. 121 songs from most English counties edited by Roy Palmer. Not to be confused with the Essex song anthology which had the same title.

 

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ENB15  A GARLAND OF SONG - 70 songs from most English counties collected by Sabine Baring Gould and first published in 1894

 

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ENB16  TRADITIONAL TUNES OF KIDSON - 140 songs collected by Frank Kidson from West Yorkshire to the Borders which was first published in 1891

 

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ENB18  ROOM, ROOM LADIES AND GENTLEMEN -  'An introduction to English Mummers Plays'

 

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ENB19  STILL GROWING - 'English Traditional Songs and Singers from the Cecil Sharp Collection' - 50 songs collected by Sharp to celebrate the centenary of the first song he noted down in August 1903: 'The Seeds of Love'. The book includes photographs and notes on the background of each of the singers.

 

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ENB20  BLYTH VOICES - This book focuses on songs noted down by Ralph Vaughan Williams who visited Southwold in Suffolk in 1910. He collected fifteen songs from local fishermen particularly the Hurr family. The book contains scores for all the songs, plus lyrics and notes and also photographs and biographies of the singers.  

 

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ENB21  CLASSIC ENGLISH FOLK SONGS - The long awaited re-publication of the 'Penguin Book of English Folk Songs' with additional notes and introduction.

 

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ENB22  DEAR COMPANION  - 53 songs and ballads from Cecil Sharp's remarkable American collection . Introductory essay by MikeYates, biographical sketches of the singers and notes on the songs plus many unpublished photographs and manuscripts.

 

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ENB23  THE ANGLO CONCERTINA MUSIC OF WILLIAM KIMBER - Dan M Worrall, Forward by Roger Digby A selection of 28 tunes Background notes on Headington player and the Anglo-Concertina as an instrument.

 

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ENB24 TRAVELLER'S JOY

Songs of English and Scottish Travellers and Gypsies 1965-2005  - Compiled by Mike Yates; musical transcriptions by Elaine Bradtke; editorial assistance by David Atkinson and Malcolm Taylor; audio recordings by Mike Yates. Traveller's Joy is a celebration of the extraordinary and ultimately unique musical legacy of the Gypsies and Travellers of England and Scotland.

 

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ENB25  MARROW BONES

English folk songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts - The long-awaited new edition of Marrow Bones! Marrow Bones was originally published in 1965 and edited by Frank Purslow, Marrow Bones played a crucial role in the burgeoning folk song revival of the 1960s, providing young singers with a whole new repertoire. Out of print for many years, Marrow Bones has been completely revised by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham, with new and extensive notes on the songs.

 

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ENB26  HARDCORE ENGLISH

Tunes from manuscript, recorded and aural sources - This inspired collection of 300 tunes gives an overview of our current understanding of English traditional dance music. This book includes booklists of re-published musicians manuscripts, important compilations of English traditional music. Fascinating studies of English traditional musicians, how folk music varies regionally and an up-to-date guide to the enormous resources, including thousands of tunes now available on the internet.

 

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Also available is a double CD - EFFDSS13 which includes 32 tracks of tunes from the book played by top English musicians.

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ENB29  BEFORE THE NIGHT WAS OUT - This book of tunes from East Anglia and is a resource for practising musicians, but this is more than just a tune book. Itís aim is to shed light on the way in which traditional music in Suffolk and Norfolk has thrived and mutated during the 20th century. Polkas, waltzes, hornpipes, schottisches and jigs, with comparative versions, transcribed from recordings of more than 20 different melodeon, fiddle & dulcimer players, as well as biographies, photographs and contextual information about traditional music in East Anglian.

 

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ENB30  THE ELLIOTTS OF BIRTLEY - The Elliotts of Birtley is the story of a coal-mining family in the Durham coalfield spanning five generations and their lives and times from

 the First World War, the General Strike and the Depression right up to modern events such as the Miner's Strike of 1984. This is a unique book, as essential for the lover of folk- music as for the student of local and industrial history or folk culture in the North-East. It's also uniquely compelling and truly hard to put down. This is living history, told in the most persuasive manner imaginable, both from the heart and from the heart of the community.

 

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ENB34  WORKING SONGS. - As its title implies, author Roy Palmer investigates working songs from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the 1980s Minersí strike. For over two hundred years, strikers, Luddites, Chartists, and Unionists fought to champion better pay and conditions and their songs were often their only legacy.

 

Herron - £26.99  

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DVDs


PRE-ORDER Here's a Health to the Barley Mow: A Century of Folk Customs and Ancient Rural Games

BFIDVD01  HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW - Amongst the 43 films the DVDs includes the Blaxhall Ship film from 1952 and 'The Norfolk Stepdance' featuring Dick Hewitt with Percy Brown melodeon from 1979. See the Contents page for the full programme

    Produced by the British Film Institute their press release reads: 'A Century of Folk Customs and Ancient Rural Games'. From the sexy, savage Cornish May Day rites of Alan Lomaxís  Oss Oss Wee Oss, to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kaneís footage of ferociously fought traditional football; from childrenís games in Londonís bombed East End to intricate sword and step dances, this collection of poetic documentaries, long un-seen television reports and rare silent film footage reveals just how powerful and enduring the folk traditions of Great Britain have always been. This Double-disc set of newly remastered films is accompanied by an illustrated 58-page booklet including detailed notes and essays by folk historians. The silent films feature innovative fiddle and melodeon accompaniments by contemporary folk musicians.

 

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EFDSSDVD1   SAM SHERRY

A Memorial Compilation - 3 DVD set celebrating the life of Lancashire clog dancer and Music Hall artiste. DVD1 contains film of Sam dancing and a number of his routines danced by his pupils, originally produced by Garland Films. DVD2 contains archival films of Sam singing, dancing and interviews. DVD-ROM3 contains biographies, step notations, films and other archival material. Requires Windows XP©, Windows Internet Explorer© 6.0 or above and Windows Media Player©

 

EFDSS - Double DVD and a DVD-ROM - £18.99  

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TSCD676D   THE BARLEY MOW - Astonishing field recordings and a film made in Suffolk by Peter Kennedy in the 1950s, a rich record of a community steeped in traditional song and singing.

 

Topic - DVD + CD - £14.99

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VTDC12CD   'I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!'

- Dulcimer players from East Anglia  - Archival recordings and a film of Billy Bennington'
 

Veteran - DVD + CD - £15.99 

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