EYFS/KS1 Music: National Pioneers - Northern Ireland

Singer Bridie Monds-Watson, also known as SOAK, tells the story of a child from Derry-Londonderry who wanted to be heard.

Watch them play the guitar alongside an Irish traditional instrument, the tin whistle. Get your children to join in with their own air guitars.

National Pioneers tells local stories of exciting, contemporary musicians and how their lives have changed with music. These stories help highlight the history and diversity of music in the UK.

This video is suitable for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Listening to a wide range of live and recorded music is an important part of the music curriculum.

Learning about local music traditions, performance venues and musicians helps to explore and understand the people and places in their environment.

After watching, why not think about your own music story?

Can you find other songs and instruments related to where you live?

Curriculum notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Music and Geography at at Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Scotland.

It also suitable for teaching KS1 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and 1st level in Scotland.

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