Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Author: William Cole
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook

This beautifully illustrated and easy to use songbook is a unique volume which includes over a hundred folk songs from the British Isles, chosen specifically for the beauty of their words and music. Songs of longing, of love, of the Irish and Scottish rebelions, as well as lullabies, children's songs, and even a few composed songs which have become a part of the folk heritage can be found in this collection. More than half of the songs in this book are not available in any comparable volume.
Easily played piano and guitar accompaniments are provided, and not only are the Welsh songs newly translated, but phonetic transcriptions of the lyrics are also included so that teh songs may be sung in their original language.

ISBN: 9780897249553
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 28 February 2002
No of pages: 243
Language: English
Catalogue No: IMP4602A

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        Scores 9.1 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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        Tarporley GB
        Includes piano part as well as accompanying guitar chords.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 02 October 2018
        Published on: 31 October 2018
        9 out of 10


        A really good selection of songs from all parts of the British Isles. Good arrangements with nice illustrations and amusing introduction to the songs.
        The English phonetics for the Welsh songs are awful. As an English-speaking Welsh person who only speaks a smattering of Welsh, the phonetics are almost unreadable. The original Welsh words should be printed as well (I’ve added them to my copy)
        Confirmed purchase: 17 September 2018
        Published on: 01 October 2018
        8 out of 10


        Shefford GB
        A good assortment of unusual folk songs.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 26 July 2018
        Published on: 11 August 2018

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        Musicroom Reviews

        The best collection of traditional folk songs I have ever seen. It is a treasury of songs from around the British Isles and is beautifully illustrated and printed.
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        Anonymous - (Treharris, United Kingdom)
        An excellent collection, well selected with some unusual items. The accompaniments are simple and effective.
        Anonymous - (Huddersfield, United Kingdom)
        Good value. Well laid out with interesting notes on the origin of each song.
        Anonymous - (Radlett, United Kingdom)
        Not had this long enough to use much, but seems to have a lot of songs which I will find useful in near future. There is good representation of all 4 regions of G.B. Some songs I want for specific Music Festivals; so will be working on in early new Year. Good for singers who wish to take part in song competitions. Pat Jones, Kidsgrove, S.O.T.
        Anonymous - (Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom)
        Fantastic resource - will be using it for the traditional songs in my students' ABRSM grades.
        Anonymous - (Paisley, United Kingdom)

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