For your information here are my favorite resources.
Celtic Treasure. I think EVERYONE should have at least one copy (I have two, one for the house and one for the car) of this album. It is an incredible collection of Carolan music. See (or listen) for yourself why I have spent hundreds of hours on a Carolan site!
Songs From Gretna to Glen Coe. For those of you have have written to ask me about a good collection of folk songs - this remains my favorite. Alastair MacDonald has done the songs simply and effectively. The tunes on the album are:
Gallawa Hills, Jock O'Hazeldean, The Barras, Kelvingrove, Rothesay 'O, Will Ye Go Lassie Go, Loch Lomond, Railway Porter, Tramps and Hawkers, Glen Coe, The Johnny Cope, Skye Boat Song, Twa Bonnie Maids, Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales is back in print. This is my FAVORITE songbook of folk songs. The arrangements are not complex (I am no great piano player) and the selection is fantastic. If you like folk music this will be the best $20 or so you've ever spent.
Here is a sampling of the tunes: Allan Water, I'm Seventeen Come Sunday, O Waly, Waly, The Three Ravens, Early One Morning, O No, John, The Oak and the Ash, Blow the Wind Southerly, Two Maidens Went Milking One Day, Shule Aroon, Bold Fenian Men, The Mountains of Mourne, Lili Bulero, The Bard of Armaugh, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton, Robin Adair, Ye Banks and Braes, Rowan Tree, The Piper O' Dundee, David of the White Rock, Men of Harlech, Fairest Gwen, The Ash Grove, All Through the Night - and many more....