Various: The Language of Folk Book 1 - Initial-Grade 4 (Book & CD)


Catalogue No: 0571537324
Shop Product Code: 258278P

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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

All unaccompanied songs feature on the current Trinity singing syllabus (‘Technical Work’ section)


Contents and Reviews

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