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At the heart of English folk

The Wanton Seed book launch announced

Come one, come all and join us for a sing-a-round to celebrate the launch of The Wanton Seed – English Folk Songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts. 

The free event takes place on Wednesday 10 June at Cecil Sharp House. To find out more and RSVP, visit the event page here.

The  Hammond and Gardiner manuscripts are amongst the most important nineteenth-century collections of English folk song. First published by the English Folk Dance and Song Society as a series, starting in 1965 – selected, edited and prepared by the late Frank Purslow – of four slim, but influential volumes entitled MarrowbonesThe Wanton SeedThe Constant Lovers and The Foggy Dew, they had been out of print since the 1970s – until the first volume, Marrowbones, was re-published to great acclaim in 2007.

Subsequent research by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham has added new information to the original volumes and The Wanton Seed has been substantially revised for this edition. 
Malcolm Douglas died in 2009 and it is to his memory that this volume is respectfully dedicated.

The book is £12.99, and is available on the night and in advance from Francis Boutle here

 

 

The Wanton Seed

English Folk Songs from the Hammond and Gardiner Manuscripts


Originally selected and edited by Frank Purslow
Revised by Malcolm Douglas and Steve Gardham
with notes by Steve Gardham


ISBN 978 1 903427 98 9
paperback 206 pages

 

 

 

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