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Mariners of England

Mariners of England

An arrangement of a folk song for secondary school choir (SATB) by Kathryn Davidson.  This piece was arranged for Durham Johnston Comprehensive School as part of The Full English learning programme. 

The song was printed on a broadsheet, a lyric page that had been printed in Durham, and collected by Frank Kidson.  The piece was devised for a choir that were able but didn't often learn by ear. A film of the performance can be viewed from the video tab at the top of the panel.

Kathryn Davidson

Kathryn is Folk Strand Leader for Sage Gateshead’s Learning and Participation department and holds a degree in Folk and Traditional Music from Newcastle University.  Nationally sought-after as a choir leader and vocal tutor, her approach is flexible and tailored to her pupils. 

As a choir leader she creates bespoke arrangements of folk songs, often from her native Northumberland.  Her debut solo album The Lass will Not Learn was released in 2012 and she codirects the Folkworks Adult Summer Schools.  Kathryn worked on two schools projects for The Full English, and also ran a community choir event at Sage Gateshead drawing on material from The Full English digital archive.

Ye Mariners of England - Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

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  • Ye Mariners of England - Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
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Digital Archive records related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.

Maps on the Full English site related to this item

Note that these links take you to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website which holds the full archival details of the material. Material on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website is not censored or expurgated and may contain material considered offensive by modern standards.