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#1 lachenal74693

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

I see that in 2012, there was a thread about the (then) newly published 'New Penguin

Book of English Folk Song' edited  by Steve Roud(*) and Julia Bishop.

 

I just acquired a copy of 'Folk Song in England' by the same authors - a recently published

and weighty tome. It's 'social history' rather than a 'tune book' - there are only a few

musical examples, which seem to be related to an explanation of modal theory.

 

First impressions: Looks like an extremely interesting read, although I've only dipped into it

briefly so far. It looks to be wider-ranging than, and roughly twice the size of A. L. Lloyds

similarly named book (1967), though of course size ain't important... :)

 

Does anyone else here have the book? Any impressions/reviews?

 

Roger.

 

(*) Dozy as ever, I did not at first make the connection between Steve Roud and Roud Numbers...


Edited by lachenal74693, 19 October 2017 - 01:17 PM.


#2 OLDNICKILBY

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:21 AM

Great Book, typical Steve Roud  volume super research  well annotated, scholarly and yet very readable. Excellent typography , easy to read for an Oldie like me. If you are a Folkie ,BUY IT  you will not regret it



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

Ordered my copy today - thanks a lot for the hint, both!

 

Best wishes - Wolf



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:15 PM

There's a very intriguing review of this book here:

https://www.theguard...=share_btn_link

Although Julia Bishop is not mentioned at all in the article... It certainly looks a good companion to E. David Gregory's "Victorian Songhunters" and I think I'll ask Father Christmas for a copy...

 

Adrian


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:55 PM

There's a very intriguing review of this book here:

https://www.theguard...=share_btn_link

Although Julia Bishop is not mentioned at all in the article... It certainly looks a good companion to E. David Gregory's "Victorian Songhunters" and I think I'll ask Father Christmas for a copy...

 

Adrian

 

Indeed, Julia Bishop’s name is not on the cover of the book, although the title page says:

 

Folk Song in England

===============

STEVE ROUD

With music chapters by Julia Bishop


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:01 PM

She's also credited for the resp. chapters... I can provide a first impression by tomorrow or so.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:16 AM

There's a very intriguing review of this book here:

https://www.theguard...=share_btn_link

Although Julia Bishop is not mentioned at all in the article... It certainly looks a good companion to E. David Gregory's "Victorian Songhunters" and I think I'll ask Father Christmas for a copy...

 

Twee and a tad tongue-in-cheek at the same time - typical Gruaniad.

 

Extremely poor practice.not to mention Julia Bishop  - also typical Gruaniad - possibly simple sloppiness due to the fact

(already pointed out) that JBs name is not on the cover.

 

I never really got over the 'The Manchester Guardian'.becoming 'The Gruaniad'...


Edited by lachenal74693, 12 November 2017 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:28 AM

There's an interesting interview with the man himself here:

https://www.grizzlyf...ith-steve-roud/

 

Adrian





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