The Manx and Their Music Before 1918


A look at the social history of music-making on the Isle of Man from earliest times to the present day. Well-illustrated, the book deals with the many roles that music has played as accompaniment to religious ceremonies, traditional pursuits, dancing, and entertainment. This is THE handbook for Manx music, written by Fenella Bazin. Chapters include myths and legends, instrumental music (the fiddle tradition), music during the rule of the Earls of Derby, church music in the 18th and 19th centuries, social music in the 18th and 19th centuries, traditional music, performers, collectors and composers.

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