A Book of Folk Carols is a collection of the carols sung at the annual Folk Carol Service at New Road Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, over more than 25 years. These are "traditional carols" in the true sense of both words - composed by the common folk of the time and passed on from one generation to another by hearing, learning and changing over the years, and based upon dance music played by the local band. The compilers of this book have researched manuscripts, tunes, and many other old items over a long period. You will find several carols that have probably never been sung for hundreds of years except at these Folk Carol Services, along with some old favourites. The carols come complete with tunes and freshly written accompaniments for you to sing and play on piano or guitar, or with your own dance band!