FREE LAUNCH AND CPD EVENT
Come along and explore sea songs and shanty singing!
The Royal Borough of Greenwich invites you to join us for a FREE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session exploring Sea Songs and Shanties and how to teach them, hosted by the Royal Museums Greenwich.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society have created the ‘Sea Songs & Shanties for Tall Ships - A Maritime Folk Song Resource For Royal Greenwich’, to celebrate the Rendez-vous Tall Ships Regatta 2017, setting out from the Royal Borough in April 2017.
In addition the National Maritime Museum will provide information about the Trafalgar Tales teaching resource and Making Waves activities and events.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The event is open to teachers, choir and community group leaders etc. with all levels of singing experience
The resource is aimed at primary schools but is also suitable for use with secondary schools, community choirs and groups.
WHO IS LEADING THE WORKSHOP SESSION?
The afternoon will be led by a professional folk singer and educator from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, exploring Sea Songs and Shanties and how to teach them.
WHAT WILL THE CPD SESSION INCLUDE?
- Fun, vocal warm-ups
- Practical singing of the songs in the pack
- Background information on sea songs and shanties
- Tips on ways of introducing and teaching the material to children and groups
- Creative ways of developing the songs
- Simple accompaniment using body-percussion or classroom percussion
WHAT WILL THE RESOURCE INFORMATION INCLUDE?
The pack will include the following for each song:
- Song words
- Simple harmony arrangements (2 or 3 parts)
- Sound files of the tune and harmony parts
- Music notation
- Background notes on the song
- Activities relating to the primary curriculum
- Links to Arts Award (Maritime Greenwich Discover Trail)
Printed copies of the resource information will be made available for session attendees.
After the event the information be available online as a freely downloadable resource.
Delivered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, the programme is funded by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Culture, Tourism and Heritage Department and delivered in collaboration with the Greenwich Music Hub as a project for Rendez-Vouz Tall Ships Regatta 2017, which will see an ambitious and dynamic programme of cultural activity and performances delivered in the lead up to and during April 2017.