The Language of Folk 1

The Language of Folk 1

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The Language of Folk Book 1 offers 20 elementary to intermediate folk songs from around the British Isles and further afield, carefully selected and arranged to develop the key skills and vocal styles integral to folk song. Produced in association with The Sage Gateshead and its nationally renowned folk music programme, these books provide a wealth of material both for established folk singers and those new to the world of folk. 20 varied folk songs, progressing from beginner level to around grade 4 Includes both unaccompanied songs and songs arranged with piano accompaniment Informative contextual notes and practice tips for every song Chord names provided for all songs, offering performers the freedom to add their own accompaniment Helpful introduction to the folk song genre, including a beginner’s guide to ornamentation CD with authentic performances of every song by young folk singers, along with backing tracks for the accompanied pieces Complete lyric sheets available as PDFs to print on the CD All unaccompanied songs feature on the current Trinity singing syllabus (‘Technical Work’ section) Contents: Accompanied: The Big Ship Sails Ally Bally Bee (Coulter’s Candy) Awake, Awake Banks Of The Nile Chiall Mo Lámh A Lùths (My Hand Has Lost Its Power) Daleman’s Litany Hard Times Of Old England Hey Diddle, Diddle I'm Bound Away Johnnie’s Lost His Marble Mow Me Down My Meadow My Bonny Lad Nelson’s Blood (Roll The Old Chariot Along) So Here’s To You The Blacksmith The Four Loom Weaver The Great Silkie The Handloom Weaver’s Lament The Hills Of Donegal Unaccompanied: Three Jolly Fishermen