‘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!

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‘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!

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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

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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.

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Fire!

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

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Dalston Lamp

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

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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.
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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.
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Christmas Lights

Skelton Primary School with Headteacher, Gary Newman Lovely new carol for 2009 sung here with guitar accompaniment. Catchy melody and great words.

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Castles in the Sky

Jennifer Ellin Lovely lyrical verse for head voice, with a catchy, rhythmic chorus which dips below C and can be sung with energy. Composed for BlueJam’s performance at Songlines concert, Keswick. KEY STAGE 2,3

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Canta

Jilly Jarman and Pilar Marchori Spanish piece with optional piano/guitar/accordion accompaniment. English and Spanish words. Good with movements, dance steps and counting games.

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The Blues are Here

Zoe, Megan and Martha, Yr 7 Kirkby Stephen Grammar School 12-bar blues with catchy, easy tune and lyrics. Great warm-up or to create dances to. Harmonies possible.

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Bell Weather Barking

Cath Sewell, Kirsten Taylor One of three songs commissioned for the Kendal Brewery’s MOTTO project. It uses the words to a Cumbrian folk song and works them into a playful pop song.

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Beep! Beep! – Bridget Cousins

A fun song delighting in driving a C3 – different strands weave together in a great way. Especially suitable for adults in warm-up and break-the-ice sessions.

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