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Thread #16399   Message #287159
Posted By: pastorpest
29-Aug-00 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: A Basic Folk Library
Subject: RE: A Basic Folk Library

Thanks for starting this thread! I hope you make it a permanent reference. I am an avid colletor of folk song books and I will add them to the list as I dig them out of my library.

Songs of England, Ireland & Scotland: A Bonnie Bunch of Roses: by Dan Milner: Oak Publications
The American Songbag: Carl Sandburg (out of print)
Maritime Folk Songs: Helen Creighton: Ryerson Press (out of print)
The Christmas Revels Songbook: compiled by Nancy & John Langstraff: Revels Inc. Publisher (includes an excellent CD)
The International Book of Christmas Carols: Walter Ehret & George Evans: Waltons Music Corporation Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Robert Burns Song Book, Volume 1 by Serge Hovey ( a set of classical arrangements with excellent notes and historical detail) Hovey died in the middle of the project and sadly there will be no volume 2: Mel Bay
Folk Songs of Canada, Volume 1
Folk songs of Canada, Volume 2
Folk songs of Quebec
by Edith Fowke & Richard Johnson: Waterloo Music (These books have excellent notes, comb backs so they lie flat, and are available from Empire Music in Vancouver over the net)
Fireside Book of Folk Songs: selected and edited by Margaret Bradford Boni: Simon and Schuster, 1947 (out of print)
Old-Time String Band Songbook: edited by John Cohen and Mike Seeger: Oak Publications