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Resource Bank

Inspire learning with folk

Explore free, downloadable materials for using English traditional folk song, music, dance, drama and other arts in your teaching and learning.

Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings including: primary, secondary and SEN schools, youth ensembles, community choirs, adult learning and more. To find resources suitable for your subject or setting, use the advanced search above.

Beginners' guides - provide introductory background information on folk music, dance, song, costume and drama. 
Resources and teaching tools - provide a wide range of downloadable packs with additional audio and video resources where relevant.
Jargon Buster a glossary demystifying folk related terms and phrases that might be unfamiliar.
A-Z list - an alphabetical list of all the educational materials in the Resource Bank


EFDSS also sells a full range of books, CDs and DVDs to help teach folk dance and music. For more details visit our folkshop. 

We hope you enjoy using the resources. Please get in touch to let us know how you've used them! 


Heritage Lottery Fund Logo   The Resource Bank was developed through The Full English project with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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