The Language of Folk: Initial to Grade 4 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. 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, so performers can add their own accompaniment Helpful introduction to the folk song genre, including a beginner's guide to ornamentation CD with performances of every song, 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)
Unaccompanied: Three Jolly Fishermen; Chiall Mo Lamh A LA'ths (My Hand Has Lost Its Power); Ally Bally Bee (Coulter's Candy); Nelson's Blood (Roll The Old Chariot Along); My Bonny Lad; The Handloom Weaver's Lament; Banks Of The Nile; Mow Me Down My Meadow; The Great Silkie; The Four Loom Weaver. Accompanied: The Big Ship Sails; I'm Bound Away; Hey Diddle, Diddle; Johnnie's Lost His Marble; Hard Times Of Old England; Awake, Awake; The Hills Of Donegal; The Blacksmith; So Here's To You; Daleman's Litany.