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Resource Bank A – Z
An alphabetical list of all the educational materials in The Resource Bank A Long Time Ago Pulling Chanty -- A sea shanty arranged in two parts for Key Stages 1 and 2 A Roving -- A song arranged in two parts for Key Stages 1 and 2 Abroad for Pleasure...
Songs of May: using folk arts in inclusive settings
In 2019, EFDSS launched Inclusive Folk; a new seven-month pilot project developed to increase access to folk arts opportunities for disabled young people, their friends, family and carers. The project included Folk Unlimited , fortnightly...
   
Beginners' guides
If you are new the world of folk we hope that the guides presented here will help you find out more about English folk music, dance, song, custom, costume and traditions. We will be adding to these over the coming months - so do visit again to find out...
Songs from the James Madison Carpenter Folk Collection
This resource shares the ideas and repertoire EFDSS used as part of our Carpenter Folk Online education projects that took place in 2018. Written by Hazel Askew, the resource features a selection of seven diverse folk songs from the many...
     
Black Sailors and Sea Shanties
Black Sailors and Sea Shanties This pack explores the influence of black sailors on sea shanties and presents three songs with accompanying sheet music, recordings and activities - arranged by artists Adriano Adewale and Hazel Askew. EFDSS is...
   
Folk and Traditional Music: to accompany a performance by the National Youth Folk Ensemble and Leveret
In February 2019, the National Youth Folk Ensemble and acclaimed folk band Leveret presented an interactive performance in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, for local school children and an online audience. The live-streamed show was made in...
 
A Long Time Ago Pulling Chanty
A Long Time Ago - Pulling Chanty A sea shanty arranged in 2 parts, suitable for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. This song was collected from James Tucker (69 years old) by Cecil Sharp, at Merchant Venturers Alms Houses, Bristol, 14 July 1914....
   
A Sailor's Life Key Stage 1
Written by Hazel Askew and Martha Burns Findlay. This learning resource has been designed to inspire and support primary school teachers and pupils to explore the life of sailors aboard Nelson’s Navy through music, history and literacy, creating...
   
Sea Songs and Shanties for Tall Ships
In the run-up to the Rendez-Vouz Tall Ships Regatta 2017, the Royal Borough of Greenwich supported schools and groups in the borough to participate in a range of linked activities. The Tall Ships come regularly to the Royal Borough of...
 
Essex Folk Song Discovery: Coastal Songs
Songs mainly for Key Stages 2 & 3 Packed with fantastic folk songs from the coastal regions of Essex, this resource is full of pirates, sailors, fisherman and more. With a focus on Key Stage 2 and 3, with audio, notation and teachers’ notes,...
   
Acre of Land
Acre Of Land The word 'ivery' in this song is a dialect pronunciation of the word 'ivy'. My father left me an acre of land There goes this ivery, My father left me an acre of land, And a bunch of green holly and ivery. I ploughed it with my ram’s...
   
Folk Music: A resource for creative music-making (Key Stage 3 and 4)
Folk Music: A resource for creative music-making 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...
   
An Introduction to English Sea Songs and Shanties
Explore the background to English Sea Songs and Shanties.
 
Here We Come A-Wassailing - Ian Stephenson
Here We Come A-Wassailing An arrangement of a folk tune from Newcastle for Wind Band and optional choir by Ian Stephenson. As part of The Full English learning programme, Ian Stephenson worked closely with Edwin and Jessica Holmes in the Music...
 
The Factory Operatives Call On Humanity
The Factory Operatives Call On Humanity A folk song arranged in 4 parts (SATB) by Caroline Price. This song comes from the Frank Kidson collection of folk material, and was published by J.O.Bebbington on a printed broadside (lyric sheet). Caroline...
 
Cotswold morris (3)
Dances are usually performed with sticks, handkerchiefs, or clapping and in sets of six dancers. Or as a jig - a showpiece dance performed solo, or as a double jig for two or more dancers. You can see an example of a Single Jig by clicking on...
 
Cotswold morris (2)
Teams of dancers are usually called sides . Kit includes bells attached to pads of leather worn just below the knee, brightly coloured ribbons or rosettes, decorated hats and often baldrics - two crossed sashes worn across the chest. There is...
Cotswold morris
Cotswold morris, also known as South Midlands morris, comes from Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire – the areas which include the Cotswold hills. The same tunes and dances might be found in several neighbouring...
Young Banker
Young Banker Young Banker is a classic tale of a spurned lover (see The Wedding Song by the Copper family for another) who prepares to take rejection on the chin and set off on their own, only for the object of his affections to change her mind....
   
English Folk Dance Introduction
Beginners' Guide to English Folk Dance English folk dance encompasses a rich diversity of dance forms that have developed over many centuries in communities throughout England. These traditions are alive and thriving as part of a living...
   

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