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Singing Like Larks

Singing Like Larks

A Celebration of Birds in Folk Songs

by Andrew Millham
Paperback
Publication Date: 16/11/2023

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Birds are beloved for their song and have featured in our own music for centuries. Singing Like Larks opens a rare window onto birdlife, folklore, traditional verse, and song writing, especially in the British Isles.

In this charming volume, folklore, verse, and nature writing combine to explore why birds appear in so many folk songs, with song lyrics, history, and anecdotes drawing on a rich heritage. Ornithological folk songs are themselves something of a threatened species. Melodies lost in the passage of time, their lyrics tucked in archives, our awareness of birds, their song and our own traditions must be passed down from one generation to the next. Lifetimes of wisdom are etched into these songs, preserving the natural rhythms of times past and our connection to feathered friends.

A treasury of bird-related folk songs, this is also an account of one young nature writer's journey into the world of folk music, and a joyous celebration of song, the seasons, and our love of birds.

ISBN:
9781913393663
9781913393663
Category:
Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
16-11-2023
Language:
English
Publisher:
Saraband
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
197.61x129.03x19.05mm
Weight:
0.21kg

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