Mudcat Café message #3130424 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78628   Message #3130424
Posted By: sian, west wales
07-Apr-11 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: Welsh Music
Subject: RE: Welsh Music
I've mentioned before that we've been awaiting the publication of "Welsh Traditional Music" by Phyllis Kinney, the first book on the subject in English since the 1930s. Well, it's out as of this week. Here are the details from the publisher:

24.99 | HB| 9780708323571 | 246x189 mm

Includes musical examples

"A handsomely illustrated volume tracing the emergence of Welsh traditional music through the ages, complemented with musical examples."

Written by an acknowledged authority in the field.

Enables non-Welsh speakers to access the rich traditional musical heritage of Wales.
Provides a historical and social framework/context for the genre.
Written to appeal to both general and specialist readerships.
Includes over 200 musical examples.

Author Details:

Phyllis Kinney is an acknowledged authority on Welsh traditional music. She has both performed and published extensively in the field of welsh traditional music.

UK Distribution (ex Wales):

NBN International|| Tel: 01752 202301| Fax: 01752 202333

Wales Distribution:
Welsh Books Council|| Tel: 01970 624455 | Fax: 01970 625506

University of Wales Press
10 Columbus Walk, Brigantine Place, Cardiff, CF10 4UP
Tel: (0)29 2049 6899 Fax: (0)29 2049 6108

1, The Oral Tradition
2, The Watershed
3, Manuscript to Print
4, Edward Jones and Traditional Airs
5, Seasonal Festivities
6, Carols, Ballads and the Anterliwt
7, The Early Collectors: Iolo Morganwg and Ifor Ceri
8, The Great Change
9, The Momentum Continues
10,J. Lloyd Williams and the Welsh Folk-Song Society
Appendix 1: Cerdd Dant         
Appendix 2: Printed Music Collections by publication date         

If you want it but don't need it right away we hope to have it available through the revamped trac website (pending) which will have it in the Shop.

We (trac) are also in the process of working with Sain records to do a companion Pack of songs and 'dots' relevant to this book and Meredith Evans' "Hela'r Hen Ganeuon" which came out in December 2009. It might be out by the end of the year; otherwise, early next year. Triple harpist Robin Huw Bowen is doing the research for us as I type!