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Sheffield Carols Book

Sheffield Carols Book

The fifty carols presented in this new edition are part of an active traditional repertoire that is performed in pubs, as well as chapels, churches, homes, and in the open air, in villages to the north-west of Sheffield. With its roots in eighteenth-century English vernacular musical life, it is a tradition of carolling that largely predates the predominant Victorian conception.
Hard back copy £23.00

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14.00

Seinn an Piano

Seinn an Piano

This book provides an easy to follow approach to playing Irish traditional music on the piano, both solo and accompaniment. The tunes are carefully selected and progress from simple to more advanced tunes. Complete with rare photos and a selection of tunes. Soundtrack available.

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9.95

Popular Irish Songs

Popular Irish Songs

The songs of Ireland enjoy popularity far beyond the shores of the Emerald Isle. Rich with melody, sentiment, and lively spirit, they warm the hearts and lift the spirits of all who sing them. Here is a collection of the best of those songs, including the most popular Irish-American songs from the turn of the century.Several of the songs are from Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies, including "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer," "The Minstrel Boy," and "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms." Patriotic songs like "The Wearing of the Green" and comic songs such as "Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder" are included, along with such popular favorites as "Danny Boy," "My Wild Irish Rose," "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."This treasury of 36 songs will add a true touch of Irish spirit to St. Patrick's Day gatherings and every kind of songfest where singers gather to share songs of universal appeal. They are reprinted here in piano arrangements with complete lyrics, most of them with their original sheet-music covers. A new Introduction includes background notes on the history of each of these memorable songs.

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16.00

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

The centuries-old Scottish song tradition includes ballads and love songs of great lyrical beauty, colorful chants of stirring patriotic fervor, songs that commemorate events in history and legend, and others that touchingly note the commonplace charms of everyday life. Here are seventy of the best songs from this great tradition, among them such favorites as: Loch Lomond (By You Bonnie Banks): Annie Laurie (Maxwellton Braes Are Bonnie); The Blue Bells of Scotland (Oh, Where, Tell Me Where); Flow Gently, Sweet Afton; Auld Lang Syne (Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot); Comin' thro' the Rye (Gin a Body Meet a Body); My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet; Oh, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose; Thy Cheek Is o' the Rose's Hue; Robin Adair (What's This Dull Town to Me?); Fair Helen of Kirkconnel (U Wish I Were Where Helen Lies); MacCrimmon's Lament (O'er Coolin's Face the Night Is Creeping); The Islay Maiden (Och, Och, mar tha mi!); Scots, Wha Ha'e wi' Wallace Bled; Hush-a-by, Darling; John Anderson, My Jo, John' Nae Mair We'll Meet Again; Oh, Charlie Is My Darling; Lord Gregory (Oh, Mirk, Mirk Is the Midnight Hour); and 50 more.Vocal recitalists and sing-along enthusiasts alike will find popular favorites here as well as a number of beautiful and moving songs rarely heard today. The selection includes complete lyrics and rich piano accompaniments composed by Scottish pianist and composer Helen Hopekirk.
Reprint of the Oliver Ditson Company, Boston, 1905 edition.

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16.00

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

The centuries-old Scottish song tradition includes ballads and love songs of great lyrical beauty, colorful chants of stirring patriotic fervor, songs that commemorate events in history and legend, and others that touchingly note the commonplace charms of everyday life.

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16.00

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Sea Songs & Shanties

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The Gam: More Songs the Whalemen Sang

The Gam: More Songs the Whalemen Sang


Price: 24.00

This long-awaited sequel to Gale Huntington's classic collection, Songs the Whalemen Sang, assembles 200 songs from whalemen's journals, log books, and popular music of the whaling era: whaling songs, sea songs, traditional ballads, popular songs, gospel songs, and a couple of fiddle tunes, nearly all accompanied by musical notation. It represents the culmination of Huntington's career as a collector, historian, writer and musician.
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Songs of the Sailor Songbook

Songs of the Sailor Songbook


Price: 10.00

Mystic Seaport's interpretation programs include a strong sea-music component. This book of chanteys, spiral-bound to open flat for music stand or other placement, consists of 25 classic sea songs and some of their variants, accompanied by musical notations made by Marc Bernier and explanatory notes from Glenn Grasso. The notes cover the history of these songs, and explain how they are used at Mystic Seaport to accompany shipwork done by the Museum's Demonstration Squad. This attractive book is a perfect introduction to the chanteys deepwater sailormen sang as they did their work.
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Songs the Whalemen Sang

Songs the Whalemen Sang


Price: 20.00


Songs the Whalemen Sang
Gale Huntington
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This work is one of the largest collections of ballads and songs traditionally sung by the seamen. It contains over 175 songs, with music provided for most of them. There are songs of storm, shipwreck, love, tragedy, and death, gospel, parlor, bawdy songs and more!


The author's introduction details the history of whaling and discusses how and why these songs were recorded. In addition, he gives complete histories of the songs; relates the events the ballads celebrate; gives variants and defines whaling expressions.
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Shanties from the Seven Seas -  Stan Hugill

Shanties from the Seven Seas - Stan Hugill


Price: 20.00

This book contains not only more than 400 sea shanties but as much of their history as Stan Hugill could collect in his extraordinary career as sailor, scholar, author, artist and inspiration to new generations of sea-music enthusiasts and performers.
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Chanteying Aboard American Ships

Chanteying Aboard American Ships


Price: 20.00

A valuable collection of American maritime worksongs, published a limited edition in 1960s. Work includes musical notations, illustrations.


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Deep the Water, Shallow the Shore

Deep the Water, Shallow the Shore


Price: 20.00

This volume surveys the importance of sea shanties in the Leeward and Windward Islands of the West Indies. In the first chapter the author surveys the documentary record of these work songs in the islands and throughout the maritime world. The balance of the book describes the use of shanties for fishing, whaling, and other work. The text includes lyrics and music for 45 songs.
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