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Steve Roud

Autor(a) de A Dictionary of English Folklore

17 Works 877 Membros 7 Críticas

About the Author

Steve Roud is Local Studies Librarian for the London borough of Croydon.

Inclui os nomes: Steve Roud, Stephen Roud

Obras por Steve Roud

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Organizações
London Borough of Croydon

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Críticas

Fascinating meander through the history of childrens playground games. Lots of memories of games played in the pastsome that I thought were unique to my school weren't
 
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PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
Whilst not encyclopaedic, this is certainly fairly exhaustative. It covers all sorts of traditions and rituals in England, mani not but also Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It has an interesting anecdotal entry and there are some details about when and how these beliefs began and where in the uk they originated. Fascinating for those that are interested but there's enough here to fascinate the general reader too.
 
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aadyer | Jul 12, 2018 |
An up-dated and expanded version of the original 'Penguin Book of English Folk Songs' by RVW.

No more to say really - includes copious notes as well as the words and music. The introduction
includes a short introduction to 'modes' which give many 'folkies' nightmares (including me!).
 
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captbirdseye | Oct 19, 2017 |
Does what it says on the tin: A lengthy 'social history' of 'folk music' in England, and rather a good one at that.

This is not a 'tune book', there are almost no musical examples in the book for reasons which the authors explain.
My personal preference would be for tunes to be included - the consequent doubling in size (and price) of the book
would not have put me off.

The book contains much that is of interest to the English 'folkie' including a sensible and (more or less) comprehensible
discussion of modes (a notoriously 'difficult' topic for those without formal musical training), and a re-appraisal of the
activities of the Victorian and Edwardian collectors such as Vaughn-Williams, Grainger, Sharp, et.al.

Re-assesses the '2nd folk revival' and provides (amongst other things) a counterbalance to A. L. Lloyds similarly
named book, which some regards as suffering a little from Lloyds tendencies to pepper his writing with (mild) left
wing bias, too many East European examples, a little romanticism regarding his own biography and an inclination
to re-write songs to fit the situation in which he found himself (singing, writing, radio production).
… (mais)
 
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captbirdseye | Oct 19, 2017 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
17
Membros
877
Popularidade
#29,204
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
7
ISBN
41
Línguas
1

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