The book companion to the video and CD "Celtic Tides, Traditional Music In a New Age" charts the renaissance in Irish and Celtic music on both sides of the Atlantic. Martin Melhuish has quite a varied pedigree when it comes to music books. His credits include works on rock groups such as Supertramp and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Here he turns his attention to artists including Enya, Altan and The Chieftains. The book contains a discography of Celtic music and a complete guide to international Celtic music festivals. Published by Quarry Music Books. Details from Matt Crenshaw at (800) 626-4330, ext. 7630.
FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE
Love stories never die. They merely bounce from hardcover to paperback. This is the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed story by Dublin-born Niall Williams, which is now heading for the movie screen. The book includes a "Reading Group Guide." Published by Warner Books. 275 pages. $13.99.
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CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND
Introduced by Colin Morrison
Prose and poetry by some of Ireland’s best known writers and poets on a subject that never grows old. The Irish have always felt that Christmas in Ireland is particularly special and reading this book will go some way in explaining this view. Published by Roberts Rinehart. Hardcover, 96 pages. $14.95.
AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Magical Stories of Ireland
Photos by John Lowings
The magic of traditional Irish fairy tales and ghost stories backed up by 40 black-and-white photographs by John Lowings. To be read by the fire on a winter’s night. Published in hardcover by Henry Holt & Company. $29.95. For details call Bob McIlvaine at (212) 886-1094 or by e-mail at email@example.com.