Recorder - Folk Music

(7 Posts)
lavendersun Wed 23-Jul-14 07:09:26

I am looking for some lovely, relaxing, traditional folk music for my recorders, either treble or tenor, I don't mind which.

I have grade 8 in both instruments (a while time ago mind you!) but am still reasonably competent.

I play for my own pleasure these days and play things I (and my family) 'like to hear' particularly when we are travelling, relaxing round a campfire (when we do not need the likes of Van Eyck).

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Lavender

p.s. I have already asked on the ABRSM forums but not had any response - I don't think it is a 'serious' enough request.

Wafflenose Thu 24-Jul-14 13:35:52

It's not a recorder book, but I play it on recorders (and flute) all the time... The Penny Whistle Book by Robin Williamson. I also use it with intermediate pupils to teach ornamentation.

lavendersun Fri 25-Jul-14 17:38:58

Thanks very much, that looks great, I have just ordered it.

Theas18 Wed 30-Jul-14 00:42:29

We have the collections of folk songs - a blue and a green book. On music course at the mo so can't look the up. Thry are bril!

JulieMichelleRobinson Wed 30-Jul-14 00:44:00

thesession.org/ should provide you with some tunes...

lavendersun Thu 07-Aug-14 21:44:14

Thanks everyone - I have been away and just remembered my thread - really lovely to have more suggestions.

Adarajames Sun 19-Oct-14 02:19:26

David Oliver does a great set of 5 books with all sorts of great folk tunes at all sorts if levels. Also in CDs if you prefer to learn by ear than read dots

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