TRADITIONAL SONG AND MUSIC RESOURCES

BOOKS:

Songs of England, Ireland & Scotland, A Bonnie Bunch of Roses, by Dan Milner & Paul Kaplan, Oak Pub. 1983.
Mallory & McCall's Irish Pub Songbook, by Janna McCall Geller & Mallory Geller, Mel Bay Pub. 1998.
Sodlum's Irish Ballad Book, Oak Pub., 1982.
Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland. vol. 1-4. Ossian Publications Ltd. P.O Box 84, Cork, Ireland.
Folk Songs of North America by Alan Lomax
American Songbag, Carl Sandburg - a classic anthology of American folksongs published by the poet Carl Sandburg in 1927. It is available free to read and download on the internet. "An impressive collection of the songs of the American people of the first quarter of the 20th century, and a great resource for the modern folk performer" - Joel Mabus, Sandburg’s Songbag.
Songbook Indexing; Oak Publications. Many of these song books are out of print, but table of contents are listed here.
Song Fest by Dick and Beth Best - A collection of 300 songs sung by college students in the mid 20th century, published by the Intercollegiate Outing Club Association.
Starlight on the Rails and other songs - Utah Phillips - an updated and expanded version of Utah's 1973 songbook. The new version presents 84 songs complete with chords, lyrics, and background stories written by Utah Phillips himself.

WEB RESOURCES:
Ceolas. The home of celtic music on the internet, since 1994. Ceolas houses the largest online collection of information on celtic music, and has links to hundreds of related sites.
Tribute to Irish America by Earle Hitchner (from Mick Moloney's website)
Lesley Nelson (aka the Contemplator)'s Folk Music Site. Folk and Traditional Music and Popular Songs, with Lyrics, Midi, Tune Information and History behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American Folk Music including Francis J. Child Ballads and Sea Shanties.
Legends: Ballads and Broadsides.  A great resource of web links to Child Ballads and other traditional ballad resources.
Cantaria: Traditional.  Over 100 traditional songs with both lyrics and mp3 or wav files of traditional singers singing these songs. A great resource.
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads.    Collection of images of actual broadside manuscripts; great site!
The Mudcat Cafe, Digital Tradition.    Great source of thousands of lyrics and other information; do both Digitrad and Forum Search.
English folk and traditional music on the Internet A guide to resources A guide to Internet resources relating to English folk music.
Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music. Comprises 4544 web pages cataloguing 3339 albums and 2133 songs and tunes, with cross references to the Child, Laws and Roud folksong indexes and to the Traditional Ballad Index at California State University, Fresno.
Sangstories - Stories of Scottish Songs. 150 lyrics and background stories here of traditional and newer Scottish songs sung by the Linlithgow song group Sangschule.
Traditional Ballad Index – an annotated bibliography of the folk songs of the English-speaking world
John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection contains documents, audio recordings, and other materials from the John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection, part of the Regional Studies Center at Lyon College.
Singing Together - Folksong Archives - BBC Singing Together: The radio show that got schoolchildren singing. Joe Offer's online collection.
Songs Collected by Donagh MacDonagh in the 40s and 50s
Tale's songbook - If you're looking for "Dubliners" songs, try here  
Free Traditional Sheet Music - Free Sheet Music, Riffs, Lessons and Tools for musicians who play at 8notes.com
Mudcat Links: Lyrics, Sheet Music & Tabs
The Toneway Project - "helping people play music together" Includes a collection of 392 songs ("The songs here are variously called bluegrass songs, old-time songs, mountain music songs, folk songs… all different names for what we broadly call people music"). Included with each song are the lyrics and a free audio clip. A great resource for community singing.

CD COLLECTIONS
Dear Jean - Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie. The 37 track, 2-CD set features performances from an impressive array of Ritchie’s fans and admirers, all of whom have come together to honor the living legacy of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter many refer to as "The Mother of Folk."

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