Books since 1900

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Books on the Folk genre

  • The Singing Englishman, A. L. Lloyd, Workers Music Association. N.D. 1944. This was a pre-cursor to Lloyd's seminal work, "Folk Song in England" in which he explores some of his early ideas. A small paper book, of 79 pages.
  • Folk Song in England, A. L. Lloyd, 1967, Lawrence & Wishart. There are three versions of this book, the Lawrence and Wishart hardback; a paperback first published by Panther Arts in 1969 with a lute-playing harlequin on the front cover; and the Paladin Edition which came out in 1975 and has a ballad-monger on the front cover. There are no textual differences in these editions.
  • The Sound of History - Songs & Social Comment, Roy Palmer, 1988, Oxford University Press
  • The British Folk Scene - Musical Performance and Social Identity, Niall MacKinnon, 1993, Open University Press


  • Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland Elisabeth Bristol Greenleaf and Grace Yarrow Mansfield, 1933, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Roy Palmer, 1983, J.M Dent
  • The Oxford Book of Sea Songs, Roy Palmer, 1986, Oxford University Press
  • Bushes and Briars, Folk Songs collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Roy Palmer, 1999, Llanerch Press (As 1983 but with corrections)
  • Boxing The Compass - Sea Songs and Shanties - Roy Palmer, 2001, Herron Publishing (Previously The Oxford Book of Sea Songs - now expanded)