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London Wherryman
London Wherryman A wherry is a light rowboat that is used for racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbours. In 1555 an Act of Parliament set up the Company of Watermen and Lightermen to control the watermen on...
   
London Steamer
London Steamer The London Steamer comes from the songs of Sam Larner, who was born in 1878 in Winterton, Norfolk. Signed up as a ‘Peggy’ or cabin boy at only 12 years old, Sam was involved in herring fishing until his forced retirement in...
   
London Lights
London Lights The London skyline was first illuminated on 28th January 1807 as Pall Mall became the first street in the world to be lit by gas light. By 1823 there were 40,000 street lamps lighting 213 streets in London. In London Lights...
   
London Bridge is Broken Down
London Bridge is Broken Down The mysterious symbolism of this song probably originates from several stories about the destruction of London Bridge. At the same time, it also refers to the symbolic implication of bridging and thus taming a...
   
Lavender
Lavender Bunches of lavender would be bound up by Gypsy hawkers and sold on London’s streets. To advertise their wares, the sellers would sing a lavender cry to draw attention. This exotic melody would vary from hawker to hawker but was...
   
How Many Miles to London Town?
How Many Miles to London Town? This school ground rhyme and game is more often named How many miles to Babylon (or Bethlehem). Its transfer to London suggests the timeless association of the city with other historically significant imperial...
   
Hopping Down In Kent
Hopping Down in Kent Hops are flowers that are picked and added to beer during the brewing process to give it its bitter flavour. It is thought they were brought to England in approximately 1520 and the first hop garden was established near...
   
Basket and Chairs
Basket and Chairs This song was sung as a way of attracting customers to buy the wares on offer. Travelling communities were often traders and came to buy and sell at fairs around London. Economic changes in the 20th Century, as well as...
   
Singing Histories - London: Audio Recordings 2
Singing Histories: London provides an unusual perspective on London life throughout the ages using folk song. The pack contains musical notation, teaching notes, song words, background information and historical details. There are also free...
 
Singing Histories - London: Audio Recordings 1
Singing Histories: London provides an unusual perspective on London life throughout the ages using folk song. The pack contains musical notation, teaching notes, song words, background information and historical details. There are also free...
 
Singing Histories
Singing Histories was a national project led by Sing London to create booklets and resources containing traditional folk songs and history from eight areas across England. The regional packs are available for free download from the...
 
Singing Histories - London
Singing Histories: London provides an unusual perspective on London life throughout the ages using folk song. The pack contains musical notation, teaching notes, song words, background information and historical details. There are also free...
 
Audio: Glorishears (4/4)
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Glorishears (4/4) As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and...
 
Audio: Black Joak (6/8)
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Black Joak (6/8) As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and...
 
Audio: Bonnets of Blue (6/8 with slows)
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Bonnets of Blue (6/8 with slows) As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the...
 
Audio: Idbury Hill
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Idbury Hill (4/4) As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and...
 
Audio: Swaggering Bonney
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Swaggering Bonney As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and...
 
Audio: Bobbing Joe
Morris Contemporary - Audio for Bobbing Joe As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of audio recordings for the dances included in the pack. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and film...
 
Interviews with Creative Team and Dancers
Morris Contemporary - Interviews with Creative Team and Dancers As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of short films. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and audio files to give you a...
 
Extended Morris Material
Morris Contemporary - Extended Morris Material As part of our Morris Contemporary Dance resource we have produced a range of short films. These are designed to be used alongside the written notes and audio files to give you a clear idea of how...
 

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