Various: The Language of Folk Book 1 (Book & CD)

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The Language of Folk Book 1 (Book & CD)

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Department: Vocal & Opera - Vocal Collections

Publisher: Faber Music

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The Language of Folk offers a wealth of folk repertoire 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

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1.Unaccompanied: Three Jolly Fishermen 2.Chiall Mo Lámh A Lùths (My Hand Has Lost Its Power) 3.Ally Bally Bee (Coulter’s Candy) 4.Nelson’s Blood (Roll The Old Chariot Along) 5.My Bonny Lad 6.The Handloom Weaver’s Lament 7.Banks Of The Nile 8.Mow Me Down My Meadow 9.The Great Silkie 10.The Four Loom Weaver. Accompanied: The Big Ship Sails 11.I’m Bound Away 12.Hey Diddle, Diddle 13.Johnnie’s Lost His Marble 14.Hard Times Of Old England 15.Awake, Awake 16.The Hills Of Donegal 17.The Blacksmith 18.So Here’s To You 19.Daleman’s Litany