Spin Round

Kirsten Taylor, Jilly Jarman, Cath Sewell One of three songs commissioned for the Kendal Brewery’s MOTTO project. It uses the words to a Cumbrian folk song and works them into an evocative vocal weave.

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Dalston Lamp

Lovely new folk song by Cumbrian composer Carol Douglas vocals and fiddle by Carolyn Francis.

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Cloth is Our Bread

Kirsten Taylor Single line melody with vocal percussion – a modern treatment of a folk subject, written for primary schools in the Kendal area.
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Bell Weather Barking

Cath Sewell, Kirsten Taylor One of three songs commissioned for the Kendal Brewery’s MOTTO project. It uses the words to a Cumbrian folk song and works them into a playful pop song.

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Juba

Beth Allen says: “This is an old African American folk song that evolved from a plantation dance. It is closely linked to Hambone and is often found together in collections. Juba became a common name for African Americans who were talented at singing or dancing in the 19th century. The most famous was William Henry Lane or Master Juba, who combined African derived and European dances in his performances, including Irish jigs. He is now seen by many as the originator of tap dance.” Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, and 3

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I’ve Got A Rock

Traditional folk tune with new words by Susanna Blamire and arrangement with Dave Camlin.

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Go Down, Moses

Traditional spiritual. Speaks of release from oppression and can be related to both a cry for freedom and a religous expression. This is a simple folk version. 
Suitable for KS 1, 2, 3 and adults.

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