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Posted By: Ross Campbell
19-Jan-12 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Subject: New New Penguin Book of English Folk Song
Just came across this by accident:-

New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs - Steve Roud due for release 7th June 2012, 20

The synopsis says:-

"One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny.They have thrived when sung on a whim to a handful of friends in a pub; they have bewitched generations of English composers who have set them for everything from solo violin to full orchestra; they are sung in concerts, festivals, weddings, funerals and with nobody to hear but the singer.

This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs."

Amazon(UK) have it on pre-order at 17 post free.

The Amazon listing also credits Julia Bishop as author as well as Steve Roud.