Folk songs used to top the lists of school music classes. Now it’s rare to find a student who has even heard many of our country’s folk songs. Why not celebrate them in a recital?
This is my second article in a series of ideas from my sister Vicky Dresser, maker of magical music recitals. And as I’ve shared hers, I’ve gotten a few of my own. You’ll probably think up even more as you read. I invite you to share them with MTH readers in the comments below.
Organize Songs by Type or Genre:
- Old colonial Times
- River songs and Sea Chanteys
- Wartime songs
- Novelty songs
- Camp songs
- Old time religion
- Mountain music
- The old west
- Patriotic songs
- Good old folk tunes (plain and fancy)
- Modern folk
- Mining songs from the gold rush
This type of recital practically begs for variety. [···]