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Even as music of the British Isles has been celebrated and studied worldwide, Welsh traditional music has been almost entirely neglected, both by the public and by scholars. With this volume, Phyllis Kinney fills that gap. Covering Welsh traditional music from its origins through the present, and featuring an extensive selection of musical examples, the book places the whole of Welsh music in its cultural and historical context and will be the definitive book on the topic in English.

About the Author

Phyllis Kinney is a former opera singer and an acknowledged authority on Welsh traditional music.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

List of illustrations

Abbreviations

A note on the translation of Welsh terms and transcription of the musical examples

Introduction: What is Traditional Music?

1. The Oral Tradition

2. The Watershed

3. Manuscript to Print

4. Edward Jones and Traditional Airs

5. Seasonal Festivities

6. Carols, Ballads and the Anterliwt

7. The Early Collectors: Iolo Morganwg and Ifor Ceri

8. The Great Change

9. The Momentum Continues

10. J. Lloyd Williams and the Welsh Folk-Song Society

Notes

Appendix 1: Cerdd Dant

Appendix 2: Printed Music Collections

Bibliography

Index

Index of Music

Product Details

ISBN:
9780708323571
Author:
Kinney, Phyllis
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones, 200 musical examples
Pages:
289
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.75 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Ethnic
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