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?
(*) 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.