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Scotland's ballads represent one of the high-water marks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion, and history transformed into legend. This selection includes more than 80 of the finest ballads, together with an introduction, notes, and glosses. The versions come from the last three centuries—from the time of Burns and Scott, who were among the earliest collectors, up to the present day. Although the ballads are anonymous in a way, the singers themselves determine the versions we have, by a process of selection, interpretation, and refashioning. Wherever possible, this edition includes the names of the singers, many of whom were women. Edited and Introduced by Emily Lyle.

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A collection of Scotland's classic ballads. They have been sung and remembered, from the Border country to Solway Moss and the far North-East for over 300 years. This oral tradition features timeless tales of supernatural beauty and terror, of love, betrayal, jealousy and war.

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<div>Scotland's ballads represent one of the high-watermarks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion and history transformed into legend. An excellent collection from an internationally recognized ballad scholar.</div>

About the Author

Emily Lyle, an internationally recognized ballad scholar, is a research fellow at the School of Scottish Studies in the University of Edinburgh, and is general editor of The Grieg-Duncan Folk song Collection. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780862414771
Editor:
Lyle, Emily B.
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Editor:
Lyle, Emily B.
Author:
Lyle, Emily B.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Songbooks
Subject:
MUSIC / Reference
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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Product details 300 pages Canongate Books - English 9780862414771 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A collection of Scotland's classic ballads. They have been sung and remembered, from the Border country to Solway Moss and the far North-East for over 300 years. This oral tradition features timeless tales of supernatural beauty and terror, of love, betrayal, jealousy and war.
"Synopsis" by , <div>Scotland's ballads represent one of the high-watermarks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion and history transformed into legend. An excellent collection from an internationally recognized ballad scholar.</div>
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