We're back to a term of English folksongs for first term. As you will be aware, this is one of the few places that I diverge from AO recommendations, feeling strongly that we should study folksongs in groups with a theme or from a country or region rather than in a random unconnected order, in order to better appreciate differences and similarities between them.
Widdicombe Fair is one of my favourite English folksongs, and I plan on teaching it next term using a lovely old picturebook of the song that I blogged about here, as well as a Youtube video or two.
I was delighted, though to discover this British Film Council animation of the song, which will make it much more fun, I reckon. It's here. They also have one for The Lincolnshire Poacher, which we'll study as well. More on our folksong lineup coming as I put it together!