Penguin Book

Hook, Line and Singer

Cerys Matthews

What Jamie Oliver did for cooking, Cerys Matthews is going to do for singing.

Everyone can sing and Cerys Matthews wants to stop us feeling so shy about it. She has spent her whole life collecting songs wherever she goes and this book of traditional family songs gathers the ones we all grew up with, along with favourites from round the world. She has brought up her children in Nashville, London and Wales and For Singing Out Loud has a flavour of each place.

This beautifully designed songbook offers a personal guide to the songs you know and those you half-know plus a simple melody for those who can read music. Lullabies and ballads nestle alongside nursery rhymes and action songs. (The songs that you can't get out of your head are in a chapter called 'Oh no, not again'.) And along with the music and the lyrics run the stories behind the songs, memorable anecdotes, opinionated information and all kinds of tips about how to sing them. Every family -- traditional or modern -- needs a copy.

Cerys Matthews is probably best known as a singer but she also hosts the very popular Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 6 and is often on TV. She lives in West London and has three children.

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Format TPS
259 x 189mm
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