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BRUCE, J. Collingwood & John Stokoe (Edited by) NorthumbrianMinstrelsy. A Collection of the Ballads, Melodies, and Small-Pipe Tunesof Northumbria.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The Society of Antiquaries ofNewcastle-Upon-Tyne. 1882.
8vo, 23cm, x,191,(5)pp., music, index,original blind decorated brown cloth, gilt spine titles, some slightfading toward the fore edge on the boards, very good to fine copy (ds1). ~ In two parts: Part I: Ballads and Songs of Northumbria. Part II:Song and Dance Tunes adapted to the Northumberland Small-Pipes. The musicfor over 120 melodies are included. The small-pipe was a bagpipe thatdiffers from the Scottish in that the wind power is provided by means ofa bellows instead of by the breath of the piper.


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