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Year 4 Recorders at the Camden Ceilidh

As a special treat at the end of a wonderful year of playing recorder, Year 4 took part in the Camden Ceilidh at Cecil Sharp House.


Year 4 have spent the summer term learning 5 popular folk tunes in their Monday recorder lessons with Miss Layill. Yesterday, we joined 150 other Primary musicians from across Camden to play and dance in a traditional Ceilidh. There were Recorders, violins, cellos and a large ensemble of Brass instruments, as well as an adult Ceilidh band on stage. As well as our Recorders, Mrs Wright played her accordion and Miss S played her guitar.

We all took turns to play and dance, so everyone had a chance to get up and try out our moves.  We enjoyed the experience of dancing with lots of children from other schools and loved being part of such a fun way to make music together as a community in such a beautifully historic building, right on our doorstep!

We hope to continue to play more Folk music in school next year.

If anyone would like to listen to or play the music we learned, you can find it here at the Camden Music Service website .

If you would like to read more about the English Folk Dance and Song Society and learn more about Folk music, you can explore their website here

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