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Using Folk Song and Dance in Primary Schools by Liam Robinson

Using Folk Song and Dance in Primary Schools

by Liam Robinson

In this pack you will find examples of traditional folk songs, dances and music suitable for use in the primary classroom, along with examples of how they have been used to develop creative skills and engage with students.  This material is robust enough to cope with changes and adaptations.  All of these songs and dances are just versions of an infinite possibility.  Don’t be scared to play with them. The aim is to give students a positive experience, with space for creativity and imagination, while reaching our educational aims.

The notation and lyrics of the songs, and notation and instructions for the dances are available from the PDF tab at the top of this panel.

Freely downloadable audio recordings of Liam Robinson playing the songs and tunes are available from the Audio tab at the top of this panel.

Songs

- Turpin Hero

- The Jolly Miller

- Would You Like To Know How Bread Is Made?

 

Dances

- The Galopede

- The Marton Windmill Dance

- Blank Dance Structure

 

The notation and lyrics of the songs, and notation and instructions for the dances are available from the PDF tab at the top of this panel.

Freely downloadable audio recordings of Liam Robinson playing the songs and tunes are available from the Audio tab at the top of this panel.

 

 

More videos

  • Audio 1: Turpin Hero, sung by Liam Robinson

    Download: mp3(2.19MB) ogg(5.34MB)
  • Audio 2: The Jolly MIller, sung by Liam Robinson

    Download: mp3(2.38MB) ogg(5.53MB)
  • Audio 3: Would You Like to Know How Bread is Made? sung by Liam Robinson

    Download: mp3(1.89MB) ogg(4.61MB)
  • Audio 4: The Galopede, played by Liam Robinson

    Download: mp3(2.63MB) ogg(6.76MB)
  • Audio 5: The Quickstep from Louth, for The Marton Windmill Dance, played by Liam Robinson

    Download: mp3(2.68MB) ogg(6.67MB)

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.