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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...
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....
   
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...
 
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...
   
Molly (2)
Traditionally, dancers would dress in their work clothes (often they were farm labourers), or others in their most unusual clothes or Sunday best. Modern teams wear a variety of costumes, from old fashioned country tweed and corduroy to brightly...
Disguise in morris dancing
Some morris dancing traditions, notably Molly and border, use face paint as part of their costume. A variety of colours and patterns are used on faces (and sometimes masks) to combine with their costumes and provide each dance sides with their own...
Essex Folk Song Discovery
In 2016, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) was commissioned to deliver the Essex Folk Song Discovery Project by Essex Music Education Hub in seven schools in the Uttlesford region of north west Essex. The project was developed...
   
Ceilidh Band Project
The arrangements and dances in this resource were taken from Camden Music Service’s Wider Opportunities (First Access Instrumental) Ceilidh Project which has run over the past few years in association with the English Folk Dance and Song...
   
Twas in the Good Ship Rover
An Introduction to English Sea Songs and Shanties
Explore the background to English Sea Songs and Shanties.
 
Donkey Riding
Donkey Riding, a traditional work song, was sung by sailors of Celtic and English origin as they loaded timber on the decks of ships in the Canadian harbors of Québec and Miramichi. When loaded, the ships sailed away to London, England;...
 
Bristol Folk Songs Pack
This pack brings together various songs collected in and around Bristol. It was devised for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers and music coordinators. There is a strong sea theme with various sea songs and shanties. There is...
 
Sea Songs and Shanties for Tall Ships
In the run-up to the Rendez-Vouz Tall Ships Regatta 2017, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is supporting schools and groups in the borough to participate in a range of linked activities. The Tall Ships come regularly to the Royal Borough of...
 
Songs of Rural Life: accessibility and adaptability in SEN settings
Written by Cat Kelly The theme of ‘Songs of Rural Life’ for the work presented in this pack was a result of the partnership between the English Folk Dance and Song Society and the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading as part of...
   
Rapper Set for Brass Band - Tekely
Arranged by Stephen D Wood. A traditional jig, Tekely, that can accompany Rapper dancing, have been arranged for brass band of around ABRSM grade 3 to 4. Another jig arranged for brass band, Oatlands House , is available here . You can download...
 
Rapper Set for Brass Band - Oatlands House
Arranged by Stephen D Wood. A traditional jig, Oatlands House, that can accompany Rapper dancing, have been arranged for brass band of around ABRSM grade 3 to 4. Another jig arranged for brass band, Tekely , is available here . You can download...
 
Rapper Set for Key Stage 2 Instruments - A Dance for 1811
Arranged by Bryony Griffith. A traditional jig, A Dance for 1811, that can accompany Rapper dancing, arranged for Key Stage 2 musicians. Another jig, Yorkshire Tune , also arranged for Key Stage 2 instruments is available here . You can download...
 

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