Vintage Illustrated Music Book Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland by John Loesberg C1979
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Vintage music book "Folksongs & Ballads Popular in Ireland" by John Loesberg, copyright 1979.
Measures 8.25 inches tall, 6 inches wide. 66 pages.
This collection of songs and ballads sung all over Ireland is not intended to be another scholarly volume of music that some would like to think of as popular and well-known. It is also not a book for traditionalists or academic experts on the subject.
The true musical heritage of Ireland lies in the fact that the Irish simply love music, be it ballad, country & western or operatic aria. There is no real discrimination of any particular type of music and the Irish prove capable of performing many different styles with equal expertise.
A few English, American and Scottish songs have been included, purely on the basis that they are indeed popular and widely sung here. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the songs that are actually popular in Ireland today.
Some songs may appear somewhat different in music or lyrics from the version you learned; this is usual with folk-songs in general, many songs have several sets of words and in most cases I simply chose the best-known version.
I am greatly indebted to many of my friends and guitar students, who encouraged me to write this small collection.
The singers of the people too, I thank, for sharing so many of their song with me and in return I dedicate this modest little volume to them.
Cork, July 1979"
This will be shipped via USPS media mail.