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Folk & traditional music books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Folk & traditional music category. Presented with a red border are the Folk & traditional music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recasting Folk in the Himalayas Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility by Stefan Fiol Recasting Folk in the Himalayas Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Colonialist, nationalist, and regionalist ideologies have profoundly influenced folk music and related musical practices among the Garhwali and Kumaoni of Uttarakhand. Stefan Fiol blends historical and ethnographic approaches to unlock these influences and explore a paradox: how the ÷folk ?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Recasting Folk in the Himalayas Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility by Stefan Fiol Recasting Folk in the Himalayas Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Colonialist, nationalist, and regionalist ideologies have profoundly influenced folk music and related musical practices among the Garhwali and Kumaoni of Uttarakhand. Stefan Fiol blends historical and ethnographic approaches to unlock these influences and explore a paradox: how the ÷folk ?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Folk Song in England by Steve Roud Folk Song in England

In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Brimful of Asia Negotiating Ethnicity on the UK Music Scene by Rehan Hyder Brimful of Asia Negotiating Ethnicity on the UK Music Scene

During the 1990s, Asian pop artists began entering the mainstream of the British music industry for the first time. Bands such as Black Star Liner, Cornershop, Fun Da Mental and Voodoo Queens, led those within and without the industry to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

Fiddler's Dream Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri by Howard Wight Marshall Fiddler's Dream Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri

In this sequel to Howard Marshall's earlier book on old-time fiddlers in Missouri, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish, the author uses oral history, archival photographs, and transcriptions of selected tunes to trace the evolution of traditional fiddle music in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

I Got a Song A History of the Newport Folk Festival by Rick Massimo I Got a Song A History of the Newport Folk Festival

The first book-length history of an essential American music festival
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

I Got a Song A History of the Newport Folk Festival by Rick Massimo I Got a Song A History of the Newport Folk Festival

The first book-length history of an essential American music festival
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2017

Whiskey River (Take My Mind) The True Story of Texas Honky-Tonk by Johnny Bush, Rick Mitchell Whiskey River (Take My Mind) The True Story of Texas Honky-Tonk
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The legendary singer-songwriter who wrote Willie Nelson's signature song Whiskey River tells about his life in honky-tonk music.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Coming Soon

Czech Bluegrass Notes from the Heart of Europe by Lee Bidgood, Tony Trischka Czech Bluegrass Notes from the Heart of Europe
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Bluegrass has found an unlikely home, and avid following, in the Czech Republic. The music's emergence in Central Europe places it within an increasingly global network of communities built around bluegrass activities. Lee Bidgood offers a fascinating study of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Czech Bluegrass Notes from the Heart of Europe by Lee Bidgood, Tony Trischka Czech Bluegrass Notes from the Heart of Europe
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Bluegrass has found an unlikely home, and avid following, in the Czech Republic. The music's emergence in Central Europe places it within an increasingly global network of communities built around bluegrass activities. Lee Bidgood offers a fascinating study of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

As I Walked Out Sabine Baring-Gould and the Search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall by Martin Graebe, Steve Roud As I Walked Out Sabine Baring-Gould and the Search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall
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Fresh look at the life of Sabine Baring Gould, most famous for composing the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Music and the Road Essays on the Interplay of Music and the Popular Culture of the American Road by Gordon E. (University of Waterloo, Canada) Slethaug Music and the Road Essays on the Interplay of Music and the Popular Culture of the American Road
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Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Simon-these familiar figures have written road music for half a century and continue to remain highly-regarded artists. But there is so much more to say about road music....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Other books in this genre

We Can Swing Together The Story of Lindisfarne by John Van der Kiste We Can Swing Together The Story of Lindisfarne

When Alan Hull joined the band Brethren, soon renamed Lindisfarne, in 1968, it was the start of a chequered saga. From their origins in the beat and folk boom of the 1960s to acclaim as a popular UK live act...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

A Short History of Irish Traditional Music by earoid O hAllmhurain A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and beyond. Featuring the tradition's finest musicians and international names.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2017

Roots Music in America Collected Writings of Joe Wilson by Fred Bartenstein Roots Music in America Collected Writings of Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson served for twenty-eight years as executive director of the National Folk Festival and National Council for Traditional Arts. Throughout his impressive career, Wilson wrote extensively and colourfully about many facets of vernacular music in North America. This volume...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2017

Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications by Sara le Menestrel Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Explores the role of music in constructing, asserting, erasing, and negotiating differences based on the notions of race, ethnicity, class, and region. Sara Le Menestrel discusses established notions and brings to light social stereotypes at work in the evolving French...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2017

Klezmer Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Jewish Philadelphia by Hankus Netsky Klezmer Music and Community in Twentieth-Century Jewish Philadelphia

Klezmer presents a lively and detailed overview of the folk musical tradition as practiced in Philadelphia's twentieth-century Jewish community. Through interviews, archival research, and recordings, Hankus Netsky constructs an ethnographic portrait of Philadelphia's Jewish musicians, the environment they worked in,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music America changed through music by Ross (University of East Anglia, UK) Hair Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music America changed through music
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Released in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith (1923-1991). A collection of eighty-four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/12/2016

They Bear Acquaintance African American Spirituals and the Camp Meetings by Nancy L. Graham They Bear Acquaintance African American Spirituals and the Camp Meetings

Identifying the roots of African American Spirituals and other religious folk music has intrigued academics, hymnologists and song leaders since this genre came to the public eye in 1867. This book examines twentieth-century research, and new material from this century...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills by Kirin Narayan Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan's imagination was captured the very first time, as a girl visiting the region, that she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2016

Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills by Kirin Narayan Everyday Creativity Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan's imagination was captured the very first time, as a girl visiting the region, that she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, she became fascinated by how they spoke of singing as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2016

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