Language Of Folk: Book 1 (Elementary to Intermediate)

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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)


  • Ally Bally Bee (Coulter’s Candy) (Unaccompanied) [Robert Coultard]
  • Awake, Awake (Accompanied)
  • Banks Of The Nile (Unaccompanied)
  • Big Ship Sails, The (Accompanied)
  • Blacksmith, The (Accompanied)
  • Chiall Mo Lámh A LĂąths (My Hand Has Lost Its Power) (Unaccompanied)
  • Daleman’s Litany (Accompanied) [Dave Keddie]
  • Four Loom Weaver, The (Unaccompanied)
  • Great Silkie, The (Unaccompanied)
  • Handloom Weaver’s Lament, The (Unaccompanied) [John Grimshaw]
  • Hard Times Of Old England (Accompanied)
  • Hey Diddle, Diddle (Accompanied)
  • Hills Of Donegal, The (Accompanied) [Arr. Damien O'Kane]
  • I’m Bound Away (Accompanied)
  • Johnnie’s Lost His Marble (Accompanied)
  • Mow Me Down My Meadow (Unaccompanied)
  • My Bonny Lad (Unaccompanied)
  • Nelson’s Blood (Roll The Old Chariot Along) (Unaccompanied)
  • So Here’s To You (Accompanied) [Alan Bell]
  • Three Jolly Fishermen (Unaccompanied)


Product IDCOBS012974590
Editor/Arranger Davidson & Nathan Armstrong, Kathryn
Instrumentation Voice & Piano - with Chord Symbols
Publisher Faber Music
Publisher Ref No 0571537324
Media Book & CD
No of Pages56

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