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The Language of Folk: Grades 5 to 8 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.

16 varied folk songs, progressing from Grade 5 to Grade 8

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, offering performers the freedom to add their own accompaniment

Helpful introduction to the folk song genre, including a beginner’s guide to ornamentation

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