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Musical Traditions: Series 1

Key Stage 4 Music

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.

The Song Tradition Discover the rich diversity of the song tradition and the Scottish, Irish and English influences.
SELB code: TV 8696

DOWNLOAD TEACHERS NOTES (PDF Format - 56 kb)

The South Donegal Fiddle Explore the social and community context for the unique style of fiddle music in South Donegal
SELB code: TV 8682

DOWNLOAD TEACHERS NOTES (PDF Format - 68 kb)

The Lambeg Drum Learn about the history of one of the world's largest drums and find out about the 'fife and drum' tradition
SELB code: TV 8654

DOWNLOAD TEACHERS NOTES (PDF Format - 59 kb)

The Flute Find out about the distinctive style and tradition of flute playing in the north of Ireland
SELB code: TV 868717

DOWNLOAD TEACHERS NOTES (PDF Format - 61 kb)

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