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Folk Music of the British Isles


Understanding the history of folk music and singing a variety of folk tunes. During this topic learn how to play ‘Drunken Sailor’ and how to record it into Garageband, adding in different layers.

Example Key Words


The sequence of musical notes arranged to form the main tune of the piece.


Two or more notes played at the same time.


The instruments which are used in a piece of music.


The word used in folk music to describe a violin.


An Irish drum which often features in folk music. It is narrow and can only be played on one side using a short stick with rounded ends.

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