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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...
   
Collier Lads - choral arrangement
Arranged by Bryony Griffith. Collected from an unknown singer on the South/West Yorkshire border by Nigel Hudleston, three verses of this song and the tune appear in 'Songs of the Ridings - The Yorkshire Music Museum - collected by Nigel &...
 
Threshing Machine: a musical interpretation of a heritage resource
Written by Rob Harbron In January 2016, Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron spent four sessions working with the Reading String Orchestra – the senior string ensemble of Berkshire Maestros, the Berkshire Music Hub. In addition to Rob and Miranda’s...
   
Introduction to playing folk music: working with intermediate and advanced players new to folk music
Written by Rob Harbron In January 2016, Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron spent four sessions working with the Reading String Orchestra – the senior string ensemble of Berkshire Maestros, the Berkshire Music Hub. In addition to Rob and Miranda’s...
   
Six Folk Arrangements for Youth Ensembles
Six Folk Arrangements for Youth Ensembles by Laurel Swift This resource contains arrangements of six traditional English folk tunes that were created for use on the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s youth programme, from 2012 to 2015. This...
   
Vocal Warm Ups
Vocal Warm Ups Vocal warm ups are great ways to start sessions with children, young people and adults. It is considered good practice to warm up the voice gently with a range of physical stretching and breathing exercises, and then start...
 
Storytelling using folk ballads in Secondary Schools - Amy Douglas
Storytelling using folk ballads in Secondary Schools by Amy Douglas Storytelling was used with Year 7 students as part of The Full English learning programme at Queensbridge School in Birmingham. This pack details how Amy Douglas worked with the...
 
Warm Up: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean from Carolyn Robson
Warm Up: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean from Carolyn Robson This warm-up is a great little exercise that works equally well for children and adults. You can download the instructions and lyrics from the PDF tab at the top of this panel. You...
   

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