English Folk-Song and Dance (Paperback)
Cambridge University Press, 9781107698253, 202pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2011
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Frank Kidson (1855 1926) and Mary Neal (1860 1944) were both notable for their involvement in the development of a scholarly movement relating to English folk traditions, Neal was also a prominent social campaigner and suffragette. Originally published in 1915, this volume provides a concise introduction to English folk songs and folk dances. The text is divided in two parts, with the first, written by Kidson, being assigned to songs and the second, written by Neal, being assigned to dances. This is a beautifully presented book, containing illustrations and numerous musical scores, that will be of value to anyone with an interest in folk traditions.