The Waltons Guide to Irish Music

The Waltons Guide to Irish Music

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The Waltons Guide to Irish Music is a comprehensive A-Z guide to Irish and Celtic Music by Harry Long.

The Waltons Guide to Irish Music is a veritable Who's Who and What's What of Irish music - the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for Irish music lovers currently available. Organised in A-Z format for ease of use, the Guide is also extensively cross-referenced, highlighting the many cross-currents, influences and interconnections in Irish and Celtic music. 

Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings and examples of different music forms and types of orientation.

Includes over 900 entries, fully cross-referenced on:

  • Important musicians, singer and groups, past and present (including recommended recordings);
  • The many types of instrumental music and their connections with dance;
  • Irish song and singing styles;
  • The history and development of Irish dancing;
  • The main instruments of traditional music and their history in Ireland and other countries;
  • Music in other countries and regions that have influenced - and been influenced by - Irish music;
  • Collectors, cultural organisations and festivals.