This pack explores what folk music is, and presents some songs and tunes to help get you started. Rob has provided suggestions for practical activities based on the material that would be suitable at Key Stage 3 and 4.
Rob compiled this pack based on his work at Hanham High School as part of The Full English learning programme, and for the Professional Development Training day held at mac, Birmingham in 2014.
Rob is a sought-after multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer and one of the country’s leading players of the English concertina.
He performs and records with numerous artists including Leveret, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, Emma Reid, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Kerr Fagan Harbron and Fieldfare. He was Musical Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2013 production of The Winter’s Tale, and he has recently been commissioned to write music for the British Silent Film Festival, the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the Royal Geographical Society. He is a popular teacher and workshop leader, directs the English Acoustic Collective Summer School and has been a tutor for the National Youth Folklore Troupe of England. www.robertharbron.co.uk
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.