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Folk, national, and ethnic music

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  • The Ballad Collectors of North Americaby Scott B. Spencer

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect... more...

  • The Bluesby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits) and "a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin... more...

  • Branch Today Gone Tomorrowby Brett King

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.00

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, retail bankers face another equally challenging shift to their business in the near term – the demise of the branch. more...

  • The British Folk Revivalby Dr Michael Brocken; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken provides a historical narrative of the folk revival from the 1940s up until the 1990s, beginning with the emergence of the revival from within and around the left-wing... more...

  • Celtic Modernby Martin Stokes; Philip V. Bohlman

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    This resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe. more...

  • Danny Boyby Malachy McCourt

    Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...

  • Discovering Folk Musicby Stephanie Ledgin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    From indigenous music to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen singing "This Land Is Your Land" side-by-side at the pre-inaugural concert for our first African American president, folk music has been at the center of America's history. Thomas Jefferson wooed his bride-to-be with fiddle playing. Stephen Foster captured the mood of our country in transition.... more...

  • Echoes of Historyby Helen Rees

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    Based on fieldwork and documentary research, this study is a chronicle of 200 years of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County. more...

  • Experimental Musicby Gail Priest

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this ‘underground’ area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...

  • Fiddling for Norwayby Chris Goertzen

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fiddling for Norway is an engrossing portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define... more...