Hello/Bonjour

Bridget Cousins A lovely French/English greeting song written for children at Bramfield Primary School who are learning to speak French – with circle game.

score | mp3 | actions

Hallowe’en Round

Dave Camlin, Dave Roberts, Hannah Reid Has a bit of beatboxing in this arrangement KEY STAGE 2 & 3

score | mp3

Halloween Scream

Jen Ellin & Kendal BYM ‘Sing For Fun’ group Written for their performance at Kendal Brewery, October 09. Great fun – and works either acapella or with guitar or piano accompaniment. KEY STAGE 2 & 3

score (in Dminor) | lyrics | mp3 (in Eb minor)

Give Us Some Time Out

Carol Douglas Northern songwriter Carol teamed up with Australian Brian Ralston to record this song. Great opportunities for performance here. KEY STAGE 2 to adult .

lyrics | mp3 | backing track

Engine No.9

Simple melody also used as a round or waiting canon. (see score & mp3’s for examples). Taught by Su Hollingsworth at Vocal Union Training Day, Sage Gateshead.

mp3 | score

BACKING TRACKS:

Cameron Harris, Ashley Bell, UCC. descending bassline in Em, rock feel – 2 minutes of backing for people to improvise to, work out riffs, practice rhythms etc.
mp3
2 chord riff (backing to Vamos a Caminar (see songs with spanish words page)
mp3

Baby 123

Warm-up song from Trinidad, both physical and mental. Two lively variations on Head and Shoulders. Sung here by Sharon Durant and Beccy Owen.

mp3 | score

‘Energetic!’

Asby Primary School, Year 3,4,5, Songwriting project with musician Jilly Jarman 2012 The task was to write a song about the Olympics!

Audio | Score

‘All The Stares’

High Hesket CE Primary Year 5 & 6, Penrith Schools Transition Choir session They wrote this, tried it out on instruments (some they had never played before) – in an hour!

Score | Audio

The days of the week

Words by Pilar Marchori A very simple remembering song based on the clave rhythm. Just four notes to sing. English/Spanish, Spanish/English

score | Audio | words – pronunciation

Meine Oma

Funny song, about a practical Grandmother who does things like drive a motorbike in the chicken coop and has glasses with curtains etc. From the original by Robert Steidl (1865-1927). Shared by Korinna Hedinger-Farrell
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Audio | lyrics | translation

Fire!

Ems Featherstone, Alison Scott, Penrith Singing Squad A great song to sing with energy with three interlocking parts KEY STAGE 2 & 3.

Audio | score

Dalston Lamp

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

Audio | lyrics

Come play my game

Sharon Durant Upbeat with a great groove. Witty song about playing computer games, going on Bebo etc. Main melody and counter melodies. Worth spending time to learn all the parts – great finale song for a concert.
Audio | piano backing | score

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.
Audio | Score