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Mainstream, London, 1992 & 2007.
Originally published in 1992, this large hardback is a great compilation of information and opinion about all aspects of Scottish music, with many illustrations and a great number of music examples transcribed into staff notation - most of them otherwise unpublished and unavailable elsewhere. The content is not entirely reliable but the book is very useful for discovering the wider context.
First edition, one copy only available, good condition hardback, £100. enquire for availability & postage costs
A much enlarged second edition was published in 2007, incorporating a lot of new material. Both editions are now out of print and very hard to find.
Second edition, one copy only available, as new condition hardback, £100. enquire for availability & postage costs
To accompany the first edition there was a companion double CD. However this is now out of print (though I often have a secondhand copy available).
Note that this book is very heavy (over 2kg) so postage costs are more than usual.
See also John Purser's edition of the Caledonian Pocket Companion
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First published May 2007.