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Using Folk Song in Secondary Schools

Using Folk Song in Secondary Schools

A pack compiled by Hazel Askew presenting a few different ways that folk song can be used at Key Stage 3.

 

The aim of this pack is to explore ways of introducing and using folk music at Key Stage 3 in secondary settings. This material is mostly based on The Full English project at Acland Burghley School, London, Spring 2014.

Key aspects of this project were:

-          To give Year 7 an introduction to folk as part of music classes

-          To use material from The Full English Archive

-          To use material that has some kind of local relevance

 

 

The songs used are:

-          Santianna

-          A Wild and Wicked Youth

-          Hush My Babe (lullaby)

You can download the pack from the PDF tab at the top of this panel.

You can download audio recordings of the songs, sung by Hazel Askew, from the audio tab at the top of this panel.

Hazel Askew

Hazel Askew is a London based singer, musician and workshop leader. She has worked as a performer on the folk scene for many years, most notably with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated vocal trio Lady Maisery and traditional English folk duo The Askew Sisters, with whom she won Best Female Singer at the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards.

Hazel grew up with the folk scene, participating in many youth folk education programmes and now frequently works as a folk educator and workshop leader. She frequently teaches for EFDSS on adult, youth and schools projects, most recently delivering two of the London based Full English Education projects. She has also led workshops and courses for organisations including Folkworks, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Dartington Summer School, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and various festivals around the country.  www.askewsisters.co.uk

More videos

  • Audio 01: Santianna with Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(748.08KB) ogg(1.18MB)
  • Audio 02: Wild and Wicked Youth with Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(1.55MB) ogg(2.53MB)
  • Audio 03: Hush My Babe with Hazel Askew

    Download: mp3(539.10KB) ogg(856.49KB)

Digital Archive records related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.

Maps on the Full English site related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.