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Songbook: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy

05 Jan 07 - 07:04 AM (#1927198)
Subject: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: johnadams

Traveller's Joy: Songs of English and Scottish Travellers and Gypsies 1965-2005: Compiled by Mike Yates; musical transcriptions by Elaine Bradtke; editorial assistance by David Atkinson and Malcolm Taylor; audio recordings by Mike Yates.

Traveller's Joy is a celebration of the extraordinary and ultimately unique musical legacy of the Gypsies and Travellers of England and Scotland.

The eminent singers and folklorists Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger once wrote that 'the travelling people have become the real custodians of English and Scots traditional song'. No wonder, then, that over the years folk song scholars and collectors have been fascinated by this rich heritage. Mike Yates is no exception and has met and recorded many fine singers from the travelling people of England and Scotland. Examples from their repertoires are presented here.

Traveller's Joy is first and foremost a songbook a collection of over fifty songs to be learned, sung, and enjoyed by the reader. It is not meant to be a scholarly dissertation, though the intention is to portray the singers and their music with honesty and sensitivity. To enhance and complement the texts and musical transcriptions, an accompanying twenty-track CD allows the reader to hear some of the performers themselves. In addition, there is an authoritative introductory essay by Mike Yates, along with biographical sketches of the singers, notes on the songs, photographs of the singers and of travelling life, and a bibliography and discography.

http://folkshop.efdss.org/publications/song/index.htm
Non-UK customers should email ethel@efdss.org for information on how to order, as until our new improved online shop is in commission we can't handle overseas postage online. Sorry.


05 Jan 07 - 07:39 AM (#1927213)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: johnadams

Correction:

Non UK customers should email info@efdss.org which will ensure that the request is always picked up promptly.

The book/cd is 18.50
The US air packet postage charge is 5 ($9.70)
Total 23.50 ($45.63) Payable by Sterling Cheque (sorry - Check)

Alternatively ring or write:

Contact Information:
THE ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY
Cecil Sharp House. 2 Regents Park Road, LONDON, NW1 7AY
TEL:+44 (0)20 7485 2206
FAX:+44 (0)20 7284 0534
EMAIL: info@efdss.org


05 Jan 07 - 12:23 PM (#1927460)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: GUEST,Hootenanny

Sounds like a great book. Rod Stradling reviews it at the excellent on line musical traditions magazine; www.mustrad.org.uk.


06 Jan 07 - 11:10 AM (#1928263)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: karen k

Hey, Dick Greenhaus, will Camsco be getting this? If so, how much. I'm interested. Would someone please list the songs included in this book? Thanks.

karen


06 Jan 07 - 12:42 PM (#1928363)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: Desert Dancer

karen, the tracks/songs are listed at the top of the Musical Traditions review, here.


06 Jan 07 - 05:22 PM (#1928615)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: GUEST,Northerner

Excellent! I'll be aiming to buy this one most probably. I've seen Duncan Williamson perform several times, and had the pleasure of telling him some stories at a festival. He is one of my favourite performers; he is a superb host at a ceilidh. Sadly his health hasn't been so good during the last year or so and I believe he is largely housebound now. Yep, this CD will be going on my to-buy list.


06 Jan 07 - 06:25 PM (#1928656)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: karen k

Thank you Desert Dancer. I haven't seen that review.

karen


06 Jan 07 - 06:39 PM (#1928671)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: karen k

That list appears to be partial as there should be over 50 songs and the list on Desert Dancer's post is only 20. Does anyone know the rest?

karen


07 Jan 07 - 01:37 PM (#1929340)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield

There are over 50 songs in the book, and 20 on the accompanying CD.
Derek Schofield


07 Jan 07 - 06:09 PM (#1929602)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: johnadams

The list on Rod Stradling's review is of the CD tracks.

I've not seen a list of the book contents but if it's still needed on the 24th when I get back from my travels I'll make one from my copy and post it.

J


07 Jan 07 - 09:34 PM (#1929832)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: dick greenhaus

CAMSCO's policy on books is simple: if enough (say a half-dozen or more) folks want a book, I'll order it in, get my wholesaler's discount and split the difference between my cost and the retail price with purchasers. This is generally a one-shot deal--I'm not really set up to inventory books. If you're innarested, PM or E-mail me (dick@camscomusic.com); I'll get back to you with price and availability. I can usually offer 20% off list.


07 Jan 07 - 09:46 PM (#1929835)
Subject: RE: New EFDSS Book - Traveller's Joy
From: karen k

Count me in Dick. Thanks