Traditional music in schools

Autumn coming on leaps and bounds and I am travelling out west through the amazing scenery of Galloway Forest Park every week.
Teaching trad music and song to primary age children is a challenging task but so rewarding when they engage with the stories behind the songs, volunteer their own wee tales and enjoy making music. The project is organised through Feis Rois and funded by YMI and the local council.

I`m in the midst of compiling a resource book and CD for the project which will hopefully empower teachers to sing with their classes as used to happen when I was at Primary! Its great especially finding the local songs that relate to areas the children know, like The Gallowa’ Hills, and Fair Helen of Kirconnel, plus of course The Wee Kirkudbright Centipede!

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