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Posted By: Marje
20-Aug-07 - 09:45 AM
Thread Name: Songbooks: Review: The Folk Handbook
Subject: RE: Review: The Folk Handbook
You've saved me the trouble of starting this thread - I was just about to say I'd seen the review and ask whether anyone here had got hold of the book and CD to pass an opinion. The review is mostly a defence of English song and an explanation of why it's important and worth hearing, but I don't need convincing of this - what I want to know is whether the book and CD are worth buying.

The reviewer says it's aimed mainly at schools and libraries, but seems to base this opinion on the fact that it's in a ring-binder, which sounds a useful format for individuals too. Indeed, if he really means a ring-binder rather than spiral-bound, that's got an obvious flaw for libraries and schools, as pages will go missing.

Anyone seen it or even got a list of the songs?

Marje