Folk Voiceworks

30 Traditional Songs

/ Peter Hunt / David Oliver
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Folk Voiceworks is an outstanding collection of folk songs in the Voiceworks model, including songs from centuries past alongside pieces by celebrated folk musicians. You'll find pieces in a range of genres and styles, including shanties, protest songs, songs about the land, lullabies, love songs, and much more - scored flexibly for unison and part-singing. With excellent practical rehearsal notes, simple accompanying instrumental parts, and a CD with performances of all the songs, this is a fabulous and accessible resource for all choirs.

  • 30 traditional songs from England, Scotland, and Wales
  • Flexible arrangements for unison and part-singing
  • Ideal for community and youth choirs, school groups (11 years +), and choral groups of all ages and experience
  • Vast range of repertoire: a fun tongue-twisting accumulative song, Christmas songs, songs about life in the mines, shanties, lyrical and reflective songs, songs about rituals or customs
  • Tips and hints on warming up, rehearsing, and singing folk song
  • Performance ideas for each song
  • Photocopiable pages
  • CD with performances of all the songs


  • English shanty: Roll the Old Chariot Along
  • English/Irish: Paddy on the Railway
  • North-east English: Byker Hill
  • North-east English, arr. David Oliver: Rap Her to Bank
  • English, harmonized David Oliver: Mow Me Down My Meadow
  • South-west English, harmonized David Oliver: The Barley Mow
  • Karine Polwart, arr. Peter Hunt: Follow the Heron
  • English,arr. Peter Hunt: John Barleycorn
  • Anon.: Sumer is icumen in
  • North-east English: The Blackleg Miner
  • GeorgeEvans, harmonized Peter Hunt: Union Miner
  • Scottish, arr. Peter Hunt: The Spinner's Wedding
  • Mary Brooksbank, arr. PeterHunt: The Jute Mill Song
  • Vin Garbutt, transcribed Peter Hunt: The Troubles of Erin
  • John Kirkpatrick: The Song of theWeaver
  • Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Migildi, Magildi
  • Welsh, arr. and trans. Peter Hunt: Yr Hen Wr Mywn (My Dear Old Man)
  • Shetland, harmonized Sandra Kerr: Unst Boat Song
  • Matt McGinn, arr. Peter Hunt: Coorie Doon
  • Sarah Morgan,adapted Peter Hunt: Keep you in Peace
  • English shanty, arr. Peter Hunt: Lowlands
  • Francis McPeake, arr. Peter Hunt: WildMountain Thyme
  • South-east English, arr. David Oliver: Pleasant and Delightful
  • Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Dcaw 'Nghariad(There's My Sweetheart)
  • Isle of Man, arr. David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: Hunting the Wren
  • Cornish,arr. Peter Hunt and David Oliver: Hal-an-tow
  • North-west English, arr. David Oliver: The Pace Egging Song
  • English, arr.David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: The Holly and the Ivy
  • Trad.: Sweet Chiming Bells
  • John Kirkpatrick:

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193355736
Format: Pack
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 01/03/2007
ISBN: 9780193355736
Format: 297x210
Voices: Unison; Upper Voices - 2-part; Upper Voices - 3 parts or more; SAB; SATB; Flexible
Force: Mixed voices, unison to 5 parts
Level of difficulty: A-B


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