Secondary Sources (printed) A-Z by author.

Sorted by name of author.


Allan, Thomas, ed. Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings. (1) 1st edition [1872]. (2) Revised edition [Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Thomas and George Allen] [1891]. (3) Reprinted with an introduction by Dave Harker [Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Frank Graham] [1972]

Atkinson, David. The English Traditional Ballad: Theory, Method and Practice. [Ashgate, Aldershot] [2002]. [] ISBN: 0-7546-0634-1


Bakan, Michael B. World Music: Traditions and Transformations [2007]

Beer, Molly. Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals [OUP USA] [2010]

Bohlman, Philip V. World Music: A Very Short Introduction [2002]

Bohlman, Philip V. The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World [1988]

Boyd, Joe. White Bicycles. [London: Serpent's Tail] [2005] []

Boydell, Brian., ed. Four Centuries of Music in Ireland. [BBC, London] [1979]

Boyes, Georgina. The Imagined Village. [Manchester University Press] [1993]

Boyes, Georgina. Step Change: New Views in Traditional Dance. [Francis Boutle] [1991]

Broughton, Simon, Mark Ellingham and Jon Lusk, eds The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa and the Middle East v. 1 [2006]

Brennan, Helen, The Story of Irish Dance [2004]

Brunnings, Florence E, ed Folk Song Index: A Comprehensive Guide To The Florence E Brunnings Collection [1981]

Buck, Percy, ed The Oxford Song Book [London, OUP] [1931]


Carlin, Richard., Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways. [Collins] [2008]

Carson, Ciaron., Irish Traditional Music. [Appletree Press] [1986]

Cass, Eddie and Steve Roud and Malcolm Taylor and Doc Rowe, Room, Room, Ladies and Gentlemen: An Introduction To the English Mummers Play [EFDSS] [2002]

Cass-Beggs, Barbara, A Musical Calendar of Festivals: Folk Songs of Feast Days and Holidays from Around the World [1983]

Cheape, Hugh, The Book of the Bagpipe [Appletree Press Ltd] [2004]

Cheape, Hugh, Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument [NMSE Publishing Ltd] [2008]

Cheape, Hugh, The History of the Bagpipes [Appletree Press Ltd] [2009]

Clancy, Liam, The Mountain of the Women: Memoirs of an Irish Troubadour. [2002].

Clark, Alastair, Aly Bain: Fiddler on the Loose. [Mainstream Publishing Company. Edinburgh] [1993].

Coffin, Tristram P., ed. The British Traditional Ballad in North America. [Philadelphia: Publications of the American Folk-lore Society][1950].

Cohen, Ronald D. Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival and American Society, 1940 - 1970.  [University of Massachusetts Press][2002].

Cohn, Norm. Folk Music: A Regional Exploration. (Greenwood guides To American Roots Music) [Westport Connecticut: Greenwood Press][2005].

Cohn, Ronald. Folk Music: The Basics. (Greenwood guides To American Roots Music) [Routledge][2006].

Cole, William, ed, Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales [1996]

Collinson, Francis, The Bagpipe: the history of a musical instrument. [Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, London] [1975] ISBN: 0-7100-7913-3

Collinson, Francis, Hebridean folksongs. 2. Waulking songs from Barra, South Uist, Eriksay and Benbecula. [1977].

Collinson, Francis, The Traditional and National Music of Scotland. [Routledge and Kegan Paul, London] [1966].

Cullinane, John P., Irish Dancing Costumes: Their Origins and Evolution Illustrated With 100 Years of photographs 1892 - 1992. [1996].

Cullinane, John P., Aspects of the History of Irish Dancing in North America. [1997].

Czulinski, Winnie. Drone On!: The High History of Celtic Music [2006]


Davie, Cedric Thorpe., Scotland's Music. [Edinburgh: William Blackwood] [1980].

Denselow, Robin, When The Music's Over: Story of Political Pop. [Faber and Faber] [1990].

Donaldson, William., The Jacobite Song: Political Myth and National Identity. [Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press] [1988].

Donaldson, William., The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society 1750 - 1950. [John Donald Publishers] [2008].

Donaldson, William., A Guide to the Players and Music of the Highland Bagpipe. [Birlinn, Edinburgh] [2005] ISBN: 1-84158-411-8.

Dunaway, David King., How Can I Keep From Singing: Pete Seeger. [London: Harap] [1985].


Ellingham, Mark, James McConnachie and Simon Broughton, eds The Rough Guide to World Music Vol 2 (Including Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific) [2000]

Emmerson, George S, Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String: A History of Scottish Dance Music. [J.M.Dent and Sons, London] [1971]


Farmer, George Henry., A History of Music in Scotland. [London: Hinrichsen Edition] [1947]

Filene, Benjamin, Romancing the Folk: Public Memory and American Roots Music. [The University of North Carolina Press] [2000]

Fiske, Roger, Scotland in Music. [Cambridge University Press] [1983]

Flerlage, Raeburn, Chicago Folk. [ECW Press] [2009]

Forest, Helen, ed., The Clog Dance Book. Introduction by Jesse F. Williams. [New York: A. S. Barnes] [1921]

Forest, Helen., Clog and Character Dance. [New York: A. S. Barnes] [1924]

Fox Strangeways, A.H. with Maud Karpeles, Cecil Sharp.

Friedman, Albert B., ed. The Viking Book of Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World. [New York: Viking] [1950]

Fujie, Linda, David Locke and Jeff Titon Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples [2004]


Gammon, Vic., Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600 - 1900. [Ashgate] [2008]

Gerould, Gordon H., The Ballad of Tradition. [Oxford: Clarendon Press] [1932]

Gillen, Gerard & Harry White., eds Irish Musical Studies 3: Music and Irish Cultural History. [Irish Academic Press, Dublin] [1995]

Glatt, John., The Chieftains: The Authorised Biography. [St Martin's Press] [1997]

Graham, John, Lancashire and Cheshire Morris Dances. [London: J Curwen & Sons] [1911]

Grattan Flood, William Henry., A History of Irish Music. (1) 1st edition [1905] (2) Reprinted [1906] (3) Reprinted [1913] (4) Reprinted  [Irish University Press, Ireland] [1970]

Gregory, E David., Victorian Songhunters: the Recovery and Editing of English Vernacular Ballads and Folk Lyrics 1820 - 1883. [USA/ Canada/ UK, Maryland/ Toronto/ Oxford: The Scarecrow Press] [2006] []

Greig, Gavin ed. Last Leaves of Traditional Ballads and Ballad Airs. [1925]


Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, International Folksongs [1997]

Harper, Colin and Hodgett, Trevor., Irish Folk, Trad and Blues: a Secret History. [London, U.K.: Cherry Red Books.] [2004]

Hart, Dorothea E. and Stanley Scott, Music in Ireland: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture [Oxford University Press] [2004]

Hart, Mickey and Karen Kostyal, Songcatchers: In Search of the World's Music [2003]

Healy, James N, Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea [The Mercier Press, Cork] [1967]

Helm, Alex and Maud Karpeles, The Lymm (Cheshire) Morris Dance. [Journal of English Folk Dance and Song Society] [1951]

Henderson, Hamish., Alias MacAlias: Writings on Songs, folk, and Literature. [Edinburgh: Polygon] [1992]

Hickey, Donal, Stone Mad For Music: the Sliabh Luachra Story.

Hinton, Brian and Wall, Geoff., Ashley Hutchings: The Guv'nor and the Rise of Folkrock [London: Helter Skelter Publishing.] [2002].

Hodgart, M. J. C., The Ballads [London: Hutchinson's University Library.] [1950].

Hogan, Peter., Nick Drake: Complete Guide To His Music [Omnibus Press.] [2009].

Hood, Grahame, Empty Pocket Blues: The Life and Music of Clive Palmer [Helter Skelter.] [2008].

Howes, Frank, Folk Music of Britain ... and Beyond [Methuen and Co Ltd.] [1969].

Hustvedt, Sigurd B., Ballad Books and Ballad Men [USA, Cambridge: Havard University Press.] [1930].


Irwin, Colin., The Curse of the White Heather Club. [chapter in "World Music: The Rough Guide". Ed by Simon Broughton et al. London: Rough Guides] [1994]


Jack, Richard Morton., Galactic Ramble: The 60s and 70s UK Music Scene. [Foxcote Books] [2009]

Johnson, David., Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century. [Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers] [1984]


Karpeles, Maud., Cecil Sharp: His Life and Work. [Routledge and Kegal Paul. London] [1967]

Karpeles, Maud. ed., Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs. [1974]

Karpeles, Maud. ed., Cecil Sharp's Collection of English Folk Songs, Vol 2. [1974]

Karpeles, Maud, Eighty English folk songs from the Southern Appalachians. [1968]

Karpeles, Maud, An Introduction to English folk song. [1973]

Karpeles, Maud., The Abram Morris Dance. [Journal of English Folk Dance and Song Society] [1932]

Karpeles, Maud., The Lancashire Morris Dance, containing a description of the Royton Morris Dance, collected and edited by Maud Karpeles. [London: Novello & Company] [1930]

Karpeles, Maud., A Report on Visits to the Tristan Da Cunha Islanders. [Journal of English Folk Dance and Song Society] [1962]

Karpeles, Maud and Lois Blake (illustrated by Roland A Beard) , Dances of England & Wales. [1950]

Kennedy-Fraser, Marjory., A Life of Song. [London: Oxford University Press] [1929]

Kidson, Frank and Mary Neal, English Folk Song and Dance. (1) [Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres] [1915] (2) Reprinted [Wakefield, UK: E.P. Publishing] [1972]

King-Dorset, Rodriguez., Black Dance in London 1730 - 1850. (1) [McFarland and Co] [2008]


Laing, Dave and Richard Newman., Thirty Years of the Cambridge Folk Festival. [Music Maker Books] [1994]

Leach, MacEdward., The Ballad Book. [New York: Harper & Bros] [1955]

Lee, Edward., Music of the People. [London: Barrie & Jenkins] [1970]

Lee, Edward., Folksong and Music Hall. [Routledge & Kegan Paul] [1982]

Leech, Jeanette., Seasons They Change: The Story of Acid and Psychedelic Folk. [Jawbone] [2010] ISBN: 978-1-906002-32-9.

Lieberman, Robbie., My Song is My Weapon - People's Songs, American Communism and the Politics of Culture 1930 - 1950. [University of Illinois] [1995]

Ling, Jan., A History of European Folk Music. (translated from Swedish by Linda and Robert Schenck) [University of Rochester Press] [1988]

Lloyd. A.L., Folk Song in England. (1) [Lawrence and Wishart] [1967] (2) [Panther Books] [1969](3) [Paladin] [1975] (3) [Faber Finds] [2008]

Lornell, Kip, Introducing American Folk Music. (1) [Brown and Benchmark] [1993]

Lyle, Emily B. Scottish Ballads [2001]


MacColl, Ewan., Journeyman: An Autobiography. [Sidgwick & Jackson, London] [1990] ISBN: 0-283-06036-0

McGowan, M. M., Dance in the Renaissance: European Fashion, French Obsession. [Yale University Press] [2008]

Mackinnon, Niall, The British Folk Scene: Music Performance and Social Identity. [Open University Press, Buckingham] [1993]

Mathieson, Kenny, (ed), Celtic Music: Key Recordings Reviewed and Rated. [Third Ear] [2001]

Melhuish, Martin., Celtic Tides: Traditional Music in a New Age. [Canada, Ontario: Quarry Press] [1998] []

Mitchell, Gillian, The North American Folk Music Revival: Nation and Identity in the United States and Canada, 1945 - 1980. [Ashgate Publishing Ltd] [2007]

Morrish, John, English Folk Dance and Song Society, Martin Carthy et al, The Folk Handbook: Working with Songs from the English Tradition [2007]

Munro, Ailie., The Democratic Muse: Folk Music Revival in Scotland. [Scottish Cultural Press] [1984]


Nettl, Bruno., Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents. [Prentice-Hall] [1965]

Nevile, Jennifer., Dance, Spectacle and the Body Politick 1250 - 1750. [Indiana University Press] [2008]

Neville, Richard., Hippie Hippie Shake. (1) [Bloomsbury Publishing PLC] [1996] (2) Reprinted [Gerald Duckworth] [2009]


'Canainn, Toms., Traditional Music in Ireland. (1) [Routledge & Kegan Paul] [1978] (2) [Cork: Ossian Publications] [1993]

O'Connor, Nuala., Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music. [BBC Books] [1991]

O'Flynn, John., The Irishness of Irish Music. [Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Surrey] [2009]

O'Hara, Mary., A Song for Ireland. [London: Michael Joseph] [1982]

O hAllmhurain, Gearoid, A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music [2003]

O'Keeffe, Daniel., The First Book of Irish Ballads. (Notes and Music by James N Healy) (1) [1966] (2) [The Mercier Press, Cork] [1968]

Olmstead, Tony., Folkways Records: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound. [Routledge] [2003]

Opie, Iona and Peter., The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. [Oxford: Clarendon Press] [1951]

Riada, Sean., Our Music Heritage. [The Dolmen Press, Mountrath] [1992]

O'Toole, Leagues, The Humours of "Planxty" [2006]


Palmer, Roy, ed. A Book of British Ballads. [1998]

Palmer, Roy, ed. Box The Compass. [2003]

Palmer, Roy, ed. The Oxford Book of Sea Songs. [1988]

Palmer, Roy, ed. Poverty Knock. [1974]

Palmer, Roy, ed. The Rambling Soldier. [1977]

Palmer, Roy, ed. Room for company - A Selection of Folksongs and Ballads. [1971]

Palmer, Roy, ed. Songs of the Midlands. [1972]

Palmer, Roy, ed. Strike the Bell. [1978]

Palmer, Roy, ed. A Tale of Ale. [2000]

Palmer, Roy, ed. The Valiant Sailor. [1973]

Pilling, Julian. The Lancashire Clog Dance. [Folk Music Journal] [1967]

Pine, Richard, ed. Music in Ireland 1848 - 1998, Thomas Davis Lectures. (Anthology of various speakers) [Mercier Press, Bolder, Colorado] [1998]

Pound, Louise, Poetic Origins and the Ballad. [New York, Macmillan] [1921]

Purser, John, Scotland's Music: A History of the Traditional and Classical Music of Scotland. [Mainstream Publishing/ BBC Scotland] [1992]


Racy, A. J. Making Music in the Arab World: The Culture and Artistry of Tarab [2004]

Reay, Barry Popular Culture in England, 1550 - 1750 [Longman] [1998]

Rice, Timothy May It Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music [1994]

Rimmer, Joan., The Irish Harp. [Mercier Press] [1984]

Ritchie, Fiona., The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Celtic Music. [Grand Central Press] [2005]

Ritchie, Jean., Singing Family of the Cumberlands. [New York: Oak Publications] [1963]

Rosenberg, Neil V. and, W.V. Rosenberg, eds Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined [1993]

Rosenberg, Neil V. Bluegrass: A History [1993]

Rowe, Doc. Mayday [English Heritage] [2006]

Rowe, Doc. Midwinter [EFDSS] [1994]

Rowe, Doc. Autumn Traditions: Bonfire Night, Halloween and Other Festivals to Celebrate The Season  [EFDSS] [2007]

Rowe, Doc and Carolyn Robson. Plough Monday to Hocktide [EFDSS] [1995]

Rowe, Doc and Carolyn Robson. May: An Education Resource Pack on British Customs for the Summer Term [EFDSS] [1993]


Sawyers, June Skinner., The Complete Guide to Celtic Music. [London: Aurum Press] [2000]

Scully, Michael F, The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance. [University of Illinois] [2008]

Sharp, Cecil J., English folk Song: Some Conclusions. Revised by Maud Karpeles. 3rd Edition. [1954]

Sharp, Cecil J., English folk Song: Some Conclusions. Revised by Maud Karpeles. 4th Edition. [Belmont, California: Wadsworth] [1965]

Sharp, Cecil J and Maud Karpeles., 80 English Folk Songs Collected by Cecil Sharp & Maud Karpeles. (Piano accompaniments by Benjamin Britten). [Faber & Faber] [1968]

Simpson, Claude M, ed. The British Broadside and Its Music. [New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University Press] [1966]

Smith, C. C. Spanish Ballads [1998]

Stewart, Sheila., Queen Amang the Heather: the Life of Belle Stewart. [Edinburgh: Birlinn] [2006] []

Stokes, Martin and Philip V. Bohlman, Celtic Modern: Music at the Global Fringe [2003]

Strong, Martin C, Great Folk Discography: Volume 1: Early Legends [Polygon/ Nirlinn] [2010]

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Thomas, Jean., Ballad Makin' in the Mountains of Kentucky. [New York: Henry Holt] [1939]

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Vallely, Finatan, ed. The Companion To Irish Traditional Music. [Cork University Press] [1999]


Watt, Tessa., Cheap Print And Popular Piety 1550 - 1640. [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press] [1991]

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Zinck, John R., The East Coast Ceilidh: a Look at Atlantic Canada's Music Scene. [VanMarkin Publications][1998]

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