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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

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.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Folk & traditional music books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


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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: 13/10/2017

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

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

Dawn Songs by Peter Riley Dawn Songs

Dawn Songs consists of three essays on music. A short one on Derek Bailey as heard in 1970; a moderate-size one on surviving west gallery choral pieces performed in pubs of the Sheffield Moorlands area at Christmas, called `Mass Lyric';...
Format: Paperback - 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

Coming Soon

Folk Songs from the West Virginia Hills by Patrick W. Gainer Folk Songs from the West Virginia Hills


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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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

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

How Louisiana musicians and audiences negotiate with difference and shape a common musical heritage
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2017

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