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20 February 2015
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More Musical Traditions: Series 2

Key Stage 4

Musical Traditions is a TV series celebrating the distinctive musical traditions found in the north of Ireland. Each programme explores the ways musical traditions are kept alive and passed on to another generation. Musicians also talk about and demonstrate the techniques, regional styles and background of their chosen instrument.

Our free teachers' resources offer background information on the history and social context, points for discussion and suggestions for classroom activities.

Programmes from this series can be ordered from the SELB, by quoting the programme code. See our ordering page for contact details.

Male Piper

The Pipe Band Develop an awareness of the extent of the pipe band tradition in Northern Ireland and the complexities of the instrument
SELB code: TV 9486


The Harp Explore the background and history of the Harp in Ireland, its importance in medieval Ireland and its present status
SELB code: TV 9531



The Metrical Psalm Learn about the singing of metrical psalms and their social and spiritual significance in the Reformed Presbyterian community


The Uilleann Pipes Develop an awareness of the history, complexities and development of the uilleann pipes


Uilleann Piper

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