Songs of Highland Emigrants in North America

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University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, 1st paperback pr.  ISBN 0-8020-6489-2.  Trade soft cover, 228 pages including Airs, Abbreviations and Select Bibliography, Notes, and Indices; followed by a Glossarial Index.  Very good; wraps show light edge and a bit of corner wear, sticker ghost with a bit of residue on upper front wrap and colours a bit sunned; faint creases on spine, binding tight; a bit of soil and age spotting on outer page block.  Interior clean and unmarked; light age spots on first and last pages, with tiny losses along fore-edge of first page.    ‘Every man has a story to tell and this was no less true of the hundreds of emigrants from the Highlands and the Hebrides who crossed the Atlantic from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century to settle in North America. …  Songs from various parts of the new world – the Carolinas, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, and the Canadian west – are included in Gaelic with a facing English translation.  A short biography of each bard prefaces the selections attributed to him or her.  Detailed notes provide a guide to sources and variant texts, elucidate obscure passages, and define the social and cultural context in which the songs originated.  An appendix reproduces the tunes for nine of these songs.’ (from rear wrap)

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