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At the heart of English folk
The Folk Song Toolkit


£85 (including refreshments and light lunch)



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The Folk Song Toolkit: towards inclusive music making

- (Doors: 9:30)

Cecil Sharp House, London

Led by Cat Kelly, folk musician, qualified teacher, choir leader and licensed Makaton Tutor.

Come and discover how inclusive and accessible folk music can be!

This training day for music leaders and school teachers, particularly delivering in primary and SEN/D schools, will provide a valuable repertoire of accessible and inclusive folk songs to use in multiple settings. The course will be addressing varying learning needs – including different levels of musical ability, EAL, SEN/D and more.

During the course, participants will:
• Explore the elements that make folk song inclusive
• Learn an accessible and adaptable repertoire of folk songs
• Develop practical ideas to apply in your own setting straight away
• Learn to incorporate simple Makaton signing in song teaching
• Learn easy and creative ways to introduce music and dance

By the end of the day, participants will have collected a toolkit of ideas and songs to use immediately in their setting. Further teaching resources will be provided online.

The course is suitable for music leaders and school teachers who are both new to folk, or well-versed in the tradition. No musical skill is necessary, just a willingness to have a go!

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