The Language of Folk 1
20 Folk Songs from around the British Isles, with Background Notes, Practice Tips and CD
Book & CD
Elementary / Intermediate
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. 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 are 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. The books also contain a 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.
Three Jolly Fisherman * Ally Bally Bee * The Four Loom Weaver * The Big Ship Sails * Hills of Donegal and more.