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Langtonian 06 Mar 09 - 09:40 AM
Joe Offer 06 Mar 09 - 02:40 PM
Drumshanty 07 Mar 09 - 06:32 AM
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Subject: New Greig-Duncan book
From: Langtonian
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 09:40 AM

New Grieg-Duncan book

A selection of the Grieg-Duncan material aimed at peformers is being published on 31st March 2009.

Songs from North East Scotland

A Selection for Performers from the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection (Paperback)
by Lizanne Henderson

The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection from North-East Scotland, created in the early years of the twentieth century by Gavin Greig and James Bruce Duncan, is of national and international importance. In its published form it contains 1,933 songs, available in eight volumes arranged thematically. This selection for performers contains 150 songs from the main collection, and takes as its focus 28 of the singers from whom the songs were originally collected. All the singers lived at (or had a connection with) a range of locations in North-East Scotland, and biographical information on them has been gleaned from field research and archives. The book is designed primarily for performers: it is organized by singer, with editorial notes on each song. The selection covers a range of themes, and includes both folksongs and ballads. The book will be of interest to traditional singers, schools and universities that teach Scots song, and those interested in the culture and social history of North-East Scotland. A CD of a selection of the songs accompanies the book.

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd. Paperback 224 pages. ISBN 13: 9781906566012   ISBN 10: 1906566011. Published: 31 March 2009. Price £20.

The Book Depository is offering a £5 saving on a pre-order and free delivery worldwide, see:

Bob Blair - 6.3.09

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Subject: RE: New Greig-Duncan book
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 02:40 PM

Free shipping worldwide and a 24 percent discount?

This is tempting, but I have the 8-volume Greig-Duncan collection and I suppose I don't really need the condensed version. Still, it sounds wonderful. I wish more UK booksellers would offer free worldwide shipping. There are a number of folk music books I can't get here in California.


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Subject: RE: New Greig-Duncan book
From: Drumshanty
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 06:32 AM

I put my order in as soon as I saw this (thank you much for the heads-up). Sadly, despite living in Edinburgh, I've found it impossible to get my sticky mitts on a complete 8-volume set. I believe several volumes are now out of print, and the publishers told me last year that they have no plans to reprint, which is a shame. Maybe this new book will stimulate interest and change that.

Anyway, I've just stumbled across this, which might be of interest. If nothing else, it shows the songs that are in the new book.

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Subject: RE: New Greig-Duncan book
From: Langtonian
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 01:43 PM

well stumbled!

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