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Best-Loved Irish Ballads by Emma Byrne & Eoin O'Brien: Review/summary
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Best-Loved Irish Ballads

By Emma Byrne & Eoin O'Brien

Length: 160 pages

Rating: 10/10

First Published: 2020

Get it: UK 🇬🇧 | US 🇺🇸

Last read: 2022

I bought this for a trip to Ireland. I wanted to learn more about the folks songs that you hear in bars and that have such a strong presence in the culture.

The book

Beautiful, thick hardback with a green ribbon marker. For each song, you’ll get an illustration, a photo, an explanation of the meaning and history, and a lead sheet with the melody. (I can’t read sheet music either.) It’s a great book.

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