Big ballads and songs you can sing along with. Margaret Nelson leads student singers through famous and lesser-known story songs, many with repeat lines and choruses. Originally developed for the Goderich, Ontario, Celtic Roots Festival Celtic College, this workshop can be mounted in the short (3-hour) or long (3-morning) form. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring tape recorders to the workshop to get the ballad tunes. Participants are also invited to bring their own favorite ballads into the class, and take turns teaching them.
Word sheets for more than fifty fine songs from the English, Scottish, Irish and North American traditions will be available for purchase.