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New acquisitions at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Find out about our new books and sound recordings.

This listing is our May update on newly catalogued additions to the library collections. All items are available to consult or listen to in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.



Author Title Subtitle Author/Editor notes Date
  A service to celebrate the life of Roy Dommett CBE, 1933-2015 : 11am Saturday 21st November 2015 Christ Church, Church Crookham / 2015.
  A celebration of the life of Ivor Allsop : 1st August 1930-2nd November 2012 /   2012.
Horsley, I. N. Our 'Lincolnshire lads' the Grimsby Morris Men : 1967 - 45 years! - 2012 /   2013.
Gray, Chris The art of folk song : Pete Seeger, May 3 1919-January 27 2014 / Chris Gray. 2014.
Greenland, Felicity J. Whaling songs in Japan as a reflection of cultural practice / Felicity Greenland. 2011.
Greenland, Felicity J. Whaling songs in Japan as a reflection of cultural attitudes / Felicity Greenland. 2012.
Greenland, Felicity J. Transition and transformation : cross-cultural interpretation of song / Felicity Greenland. 2010.
  Out of this world : English folk song in the community choir repertoire /   2011.
Slade, Paul Unprepared to die : America's greatest murder ballads and the true crimes that inspired them / Paul Slade. 2015.
Rose, Marion Step lively 2 : Canadian dance favourites, with CD recording of Canadian music / by Marion Rose. 2000.
Sermon, Richard A sweet country life : the folk songs of Elizabeth Smitherd and William Henry Watts, collected at Tewkesbury by Cecil Sharp in 1908 / introduced and edited by Richard Sermon. 2010.
Williams, Dave Chips off the old block : a selection of traditional and community songs and mummer's plays with related notes and anecdotes from the New Forest area / collected by Dave Williams. 1996.
Sabol, Andrew J. Songs and dances for the Stuart masque : an edition of sixty-three items of music for the English court masque from 1604 to 1641 / with an introductory essay by Andrew J. Sabol. 1959.
  Dorita y Pepe /     1969.
Schofield, Derek The Sing Out Folk Club in Crewe /   by Derek Schofield. 2000.
  Once in a blue moon : a tribute to Lal Waterson /   2007.
  Shallal : Cornish dance for 3 to 7 years /   2003.
  Padstow Echo : May 1998, number 107 /   1998.
Riley, Kate Kensington Folk Dance Club, 1927-2009 / Kate Riley. 2010.
Jewitt, Diana Folk dance: an alternative life style (or wizards and muggles) / Diana Campbell Jewitt. 2007
  Review of English literature, volume 16, March 2009 /   2009
  Folkus residential weekend of music making, Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire, 5th-7th February 2010 / 2010.
Maxfield, A. C. Dancing and ball room etiquette / by A. C. Maxfield.   [1901].
  Cake and cockhorse, autumn/winter 2000, volume 15, number 1 /   2000.
MacLean, Amanda The flax flower /   by Amanda MacLean. 2015.
Williams, Sarah F. Damnable practises : witches, dangerous women, and music in seventeenth-century English broadside ballads / Sarah F. Williams. 2015.
McLane, Maureen N. Balladeering, minstrelsy, and the making of British romantic poetry / Maureen McLane. 2011.
Robinson, Suzanne Grainger the modernist /   edited by Suzanne Robinson and Kay Dreyfus. 2015.
Dowling, Martin W. Traditional music and Irish society : historical perspectives / Martin Dowling. 2014.
Allan Moore, Giovanni Vacca. Legacies of Ewan MacColl : the last interview / Allan Moore, Giovanni Vacca. 2014
Hollingworth, Brian Songs of the people : Lancashire dialect poetry of the industrial revolution / Brian Hollingworth, editor. 1977.
Callens, Philippe Continental capers : a collection of English country dances / by Philippe Callens ; music edited by Mik Lammers. 1999.
Hyde, Douglas Amhráin chúige Chonnacht I-III = The songs of Connacht I-III : Ó Cearbhalláin, amhráin molta na mBan, amhráin óil = songs of O'Carolan, songs praising women, drinking songs / Dubhghlas de hÍde, in eagar ag Breandán Ó Conaire = Douglas Hyde, edited, with an introduction, by Breandán Ó Conaire. 1985.
Ohrlin, Glenn The hell-bound train : a cowboy songbook / Glenn Ohrlin ; with a biblio-discography by Harlan Daniel. 1973.
Friedman, Albert B. The Penguin book of folk ballads of the English-speaking world / edited by Albert B. Friedman. 1977.
Vignal, Marc Ralph Vaughan Williams /   Marc Vignal. 2015.
Watts, Thomas The Thomas Watts manuscript : the music of a late 18th century Derbyshire musician /   2014
Munnelly, Tom The singing will never be done : Tom Munnelly: collected essays and lectures, 1990-2007 / edited by Anne Clune. 2014.
Sparling, Heather Reeling roosters & dancing ducks / Heather Sparling. 2014.
Brown, Jack A mixed bag of dances /   by Jack Brown. 2014.
  The soldier's muse /     1980.
Russell, Ian A festival of village carols : sixteen carols from the Mount-Dawson manuscripts, Worrall / transcribed and arranged by Ian Russell. 1994.
Brothwell, Jack Jack's maggot : a collection of 17th & 18th century tunes / arranged by Jack Brothwell 1988.
Wyndham-Read, Martyn Maypoles to mistletoe : the book of the show / written by Martyn Wyndham-Read and Chris Brown ; with contributions from Jim Farr ; illustrations by Danni Wyndham-Read with Helen Brown and Mary Kent ; music transcriptions by Iris Bishop. 2008.
Russell, Ian Arise, rejoice and sing! : village carols from the Blue Ball Inn, Worrall / edited by Ian Russell. 1988.
  Adderbury tradition : Cotswold morris dancing /   1989.
Kerridge, Roy Last train to heaven's gate /   Roy Kerridge [2015].
Bush, Alan 20 sing for pleasure songs : for three-part accompanied or unaccompanied singing / Selected by A. L. Lloyd ; music arranged by Alan Bush. 1955.
Trollope, Michael Geordie's wife : three Tyneside songs for women's voices (S.S.A.) unaccompanied / by Michael Trollope. 1963.
Tongue, Ruth L. The Quaker's wife : and other Somerset folk songs ; for unison voices / collected by Ruth Tongue ; arranged by Felton Rapley. 1965.
  Rebel ceilidh song book '67 /     c1966.
Silverman, Jerry Folk blues : one hundred and ten American folk blues / compiled, edited, and arranged for voice, piano and guitar by Jerry Silverman ; with a chart of basic guitar chord fingering patterns and a full bibliography and discography. 1958.
  A'choisir-chiuil : The St. Columba collection of Gaelic songs, arranged for part-singing / [ca. 1930].
Conway, Pat 100 great Scottish songs : with words and music / presented by Pat Conway. c1986.
Heaume, Doris O. Aen livre de chànsaöns et dànses = The book of Guernsey songs and dances / collected and prepared by Doris O. Heaume ; arranged for pianoforte by John Longmire. 1976.
Moeran, E. J. The jolly carter : folk song from Suffolk / coll. and arr. by E. J. Moeran. 1925.
Brown, Christopher A-courting we will go : a cycle of traditional English songs arranged for female or children's voices / by Christopher Brown. 1977.
Bush, Alan Ten English folk songs : for mixed voices or female voice choir, book 1 / by Alan Bush 1953
Foster, Arnold Manx spinning wheel song : Arrane queeyl nieuee / air from Moore's 'Manx ballads' ; English translation of Manx traditional words by Mona Douglas ; freely arranged as a two-part song with pianoforte accompaniment by Arnold Foster. 1929.
Wilkinson, Stephen Consider well : for unaccompanied male voice choir with optional soprano solo / words partly traditional and partly revised by W. H. Grattan Flood ; Irish melody arranged by Stephen Wilkinson. 1976.
Fraser, Shena Cotton : unison song with optional descant and piano / words by Eleanor Farjeon ; music by Shena Fraser. 1978.
De Cormier, Robert The Erie Canal and Great grandad : American folk songs for two-part chorus of equal voices and piano / arranged by Robert de Cormier. 1978.
McIntyre, Freda What was that dance? 6 : (over 1150 dances in the English tradition) / List compiled by Freda McIntyre 2015.
Gillies, Anne Lorne Songs of Gaelic Scotland /   Anne Lorne Gillies. 2005.
Bryan, Valerie Ceòl nam fèis, a' chiste chiuil : a collection of songs and music from the Scottish Gaelic tradition complete with translations and source notes / compiled & edited for Fèisean nan Gàidheal by Valerie Bryan. 2002.
MacAndrew, Hector The MacAndrew collection /   being the musical compositions of Hector MacAndrew in their entirety ; including five compositions by Peter MacAndrew ; one composition by Thomas Wynne ; [edited by Doug Veitch]. 2002.
Finstad, Brynjulv Vise-fisker & andre viser /   Brynjulv Finstad. [2004].
Loesberg, John An Irish tunebook, part one : a treasury of airs and dance tunes, suitable for all instruments / selected and edited by John Loesberg. 1986.
  Ireland's best slow airs /     1999.
Gray, Fran Hands on Scottish tin whistle /   by Fran Gray. 2005.
Hunter, James The fiddle music of Scotland : a comprehensive annotated collection of 365 tunes with a historical introduction / James Hunter ; edited by Alastair Hardie and William Hardie ; foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. 1988.
Shaw, Margaret Fay Folksongs and folklore of South Uist /   by Margaret Fay Shaw. 1999.
Clarke, H. J. The new approach to uilleann piping /   H. J. Clarke. c1998.
Buchan, David The ballad & the folklorist : the collected papers of David Buchan / edited by W. H. F. Nicolaisen and James Moreira. 2013.
Kidson, Frank Traditional tunes / Frank Kidson ; with a new foreword by John Francmanis.   1999.
  Folksongs for ukulele /     2011.
Tarbatt, Henry Merlin music, session book one : one hundred great session tunes / compiled and arranged for all melody instruments by Henry Tarbatt and Jenny Smith, with accompaniment chords by Mike Hale. 2003.
Burns, Robert The complete poems and songs of Robert Burns /   2005.
Griffiths, Jane Traditional fiddle : a practical introduction to styles from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales / edited by Jane Griffths. 2015.
Dun, Finlay Orain nah-albam : a collection of Gaelic songs with English and Gaelic words, and an appendix containing traditionary notes to many of the songs / the piano-forte accompaniment arranged and revised by Finlay Dun. [1848].
Boswell, George W. Folk songs of middle Tennessee : the George Boswell collection / edited by Charles K. Wolfe. 1997.
McNeil, W. K. Southern mountain folksongs : traditional songs from the Appalachians and the Ozarks / W. K. McNeil. 1993.
Post, Jennifer C. Music in rural New England; family and community life, 1870-1940 / Jennifer C. Post. 2004.
Arnold, Byron An Alabama songbook : ballads, folksongs, and spirituals / collected by Byron Arnold ; edited with an introduction by Robert W. Halli Jr. 2004.
Carlin, Richard Worlds of sound : the story of Smithsonian Folkways / Richard Carlin, in association with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. 2008.
Rammel, Hal Nowhere in America : the Big Rock Candy Mountain and other comic utopias / Hal Rammel. 1990.
Wade, Stephen The beautiful music all around us : field recordings and the American experience / Stephen Wade. 2012.
Healy, James N. The Mercier book of old Irish street ballads, volume ll / history and politics (1798 to Parnell) / Edited with music by James N. Healy. 1969.
Healy, James N. The Mercier book of old Irish street ballads, volume lll / the people at play / Edited with music by James N. Healy. 1969.
Healy, James N. The Mercier book of old Irish street ballads, volume lV / no place like home / Edited with music by James N. Healy. 1969.
Healy, James N. Love songs of the Irish /   Collected and annotated by James N. Healy ; music written out by Con O'Donovan, with chords suitable for guitar, piano and organ. 1977.
Healy, James N. Ballads from an Irish fireside /   collected, and with notes and illustrations by James N. Healy ; music artwork and guitar chords by Lochlin Scully. 1986.
Coleman, Hilary Shout Kernow : celebrating Cornwall's pub songs / Hilary Coleman and Sally Burley. 2015.
Rowland-Jones, Anthony Recorder technique /   by A. Rowland-Jones 1959.




Artist Title Subtitle Date
Bass Instincts. Basslands   1987.
Bass Instincts. Black to bassics   2008.
George Moss. Scottish tradition 15 : Pibroch 2015.
Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff. The green lady   2013.
[Various Artists]. Wreak rucks riots & resurrection : songs & tunes from the Leigh folk festival 2012 2012.
Megson. In a box   2014.
Wolfscote featuring Cathy Lesurf. Turn the glass   2015.
Marry Waterson and David A. Jaycock. Two wolves   2015.
Mark Dowding. Travelling tales   2006.
Mark Dowding. Brown photographs   2002.
The Leominster morris. Wassail 2000   2000.
Bernard Wrigley. Songs of the seven seas   2011.
  With these arms : songs and poems of the MUA 2003.
Various. Shirley inspired   2015.
Peters, Brian Squeezebox, voicebox   2015.
Various. Dust on the nettles a journey through the British underground folk scene 1967-1972 / 2015.
  The music of Kentucky early American rural classics 1927-37. 2013.
  The music of Kentucky early American rural classics 1927-37 Vol. 2. 2014.
Harte, Frank There's gangs of them digging : Songs of Irish labour / 2007.
New Scorpion Band. Out on the ocean /   2004.
Dowding, Mark A mon like Harry : The songs of Harry Boardman / 2004.
Kenna, Andy Old port of call : The maritime songs of Bob Watson / 2014.
Pegg, Bev The foundry ditty and the industrial air / 1980.
Donkey's Breakfast. The farmer & the fisherman : Song and music from Lincolnshire / 1996.
Prentice, John The king's shilling /   1999.
Raven, Michael Songs and dances of Herefordshire / 1996.
Liverpool Forebitter. Salt water ballads : John Masefield / 2002.
Swinging the Lead. Swinging the Lead /   2013.
Voice Union ; Liliana Bertolo, Evelyne Girardon, Sandra Kerr. Voice Union /   1997.
Red Duster; Ron Baxter & Ross Campbell. Farewell to the Clan Line : songs and stories of the British merchant fleet / 2002.
Red Duster; Ron Baxter & Ross Campbell. North West passage : the fate of Franklin & his gallant crew / 2004.
The Jolly Fine Company Company ; by Tom Walsh and Gregg Butler. The old lamb & flag : the songs of Preston and its guild / 1992.
Alligator Horse. A most desperate undertaking : the British Army in the Crimea 1854-56 / 2003.
The Larboard Watch. All hands make sail, part 1 : The Courtyard Studio Theatre 13/11/2005, Hereford / 1992.
The Larboard Watch. All hands make sail, part 2 : The Courtyard Studio Theatre 13/11/2005, Hereford / 2005.
  Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-1937 : recordings for the Library of Congress / 2009.
  I wish there was no prisons songs and recitations from the Mike Yates collections, 1964-1978. 2015.
Hilmar Alexandersen, Sven Nyhus, Peder Nyhus, Glåmos spelemannslag. Slåttar frå Trøndelag og Rørostraktene / 2010.
Ingebjørg Liestøl, Brita Bratland, Talleiv Røysland, Magne Manheim. Folkeviser - Bånsullar - Slåttar og stev / 2010.
  Shetland fiddle music /   1993.
  Clo dubh clo donn /   2001.
  60 years of Scottish Gaelic, 1899-1959 : Gaelic recording vocalists and National Mòd gold medallists / 2012.
John Richards. Behind the lines   2001.
John Richards. The lifeboat   2012.
John Richards. Walls of hope   2006.
The New Scorpion Band. Why, solider, why? /   1995.
The Laggan. I am the common man /   2002.

Selected and presented by Reg Hall.

'It was mighty!' : the early days of Irish music in London / 2015.
Edward II Victoria bridge on a Saturday night 2015.
Walser, Bob Outward bound songs from the James Madison Carpenter Collection / 2010.
  Shout Kernow, CD1 : celebrating Cornwall's pub songs / 2014.
  Shout Kernow, CD2 : celebrating Cornwall's pub songs / 2014.