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20 February 2015
NI Schools - KS2 Radio - More Musical Mysteries - BBC Radio Ulster MW

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A series of ten radio programmes on the subject of music, in which the listener travels on a 'journey through time', from the earliest Stone Age, moving through the centuries to the present day. In addition to experiencing a wide variety of musical concepts and styles, the children will also absorb an understanding of life at different periods of our history.

The series is very local in flavour, and in each programme the children will listen, interpret sounds, learn to identify musical elements and perform theme related songs.

The series is closely linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stage 2 (Listening, Composing and Performing), and also includes a range of other curriculum subjects such as History, English, Science and Geography.

**The series is 'user-friendly' to non-specialists, but also stimulating to specialists**


Although this series has finished, you can still search for programme information, teacher notes and worksheets in the site. Programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote the SELB number that can be found below in your correspondence with the unit.


Lough Neagh (Mesolithic)

SELB number: RM 0624


The Celts (Neolithic)

SELB number: RM 0625


The Christian Bell

SELB number: RM 0626


The Vikings

SELB number: RM 0627


The Fair (18th Century)

SELB number: RM 0628


Thousands Are Sailing (19th Century Emigration)

SELB number: RM 0629


Babies In The Mill (19th Century Industry)

SELB number: RM 0630


Pack Up Your Troubles (Early 20th Century)

SELB number: RM 0631


Rock n' Rollin' (The '50s and '60s)

SELB number: RM 0632



SELB number: RM 0633



Teacher's Resources

There are Teacher's resources available for free in PDF format


All of the songs from the series are available to download for free in PDF format

Programme Content

Programmes include:

  • Rhythm
  • Creating music
  • Making instruments
  • Singing and harmony
  • Mood music
  • Composers and composing
  • Creating environmental sounds on instruments
  • Jazz, folk, classical and band music
  • Rock n' Roll
  • Pop and electronic music

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