Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by HBB, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'm arranging a set of traditional English folksongs on the same sort of theme as Peter Grahams Day of the Dragon, but I can't think of a suitable title, a mate suggested "English Folk Song Suite", but I want something far more imaginiative and fun (like Day of the Dragon, Hymns of the Highlands, Call of the Cossack!)
  2. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Songs of the Folk!

  3. Di

    Di Active Member

    Songs of the Country
    Country Folk Song Suite


    All the bunnies of the garden.
    Year of the Bunnies :D
  4. the fish

    the fish Member

    Some suggestions, maybe not good though -

    Echo's of the past

    Folksong Fusion

    Saxon Synopsis

    Anglo Tapestry

    Best stop there me thinks........
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    (Non serious suggestions)

    Folk That!

    Tell you what. Go Irish instead and arrange 'Danny Boy' but rename it 'Bunny Boy!' :)

    (More serious suggestions)

    English Folk Festival
    Traits of the Traditional
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ... how and 'Ayres & Graces from Olde England'?
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Are they from any specific location which could make for a more specific title?

    I like the Benjamin Britten title "A time there was", but then he's already used that one :oops:

    (I hope you've checked they are all folk songs, and not more recent compositions ;) )
  8. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Songs from a Green and Pleasant Land.
  9. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Songs for Morris to Dance to
  10. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Sorry, I think you've misunderstood - they're English folk songs, not Welsh tunes! ;)

    Echoes of England?
  11. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Best they rewrite Jerusalem then!

    No, if I thought it was a Welsh selection I'd have suggested something like, 'Sheepshaggers Symphony' :D

    (Actually I quite like 'Echoes of England')
  12. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Another Folking Folk Arrangement

    Songs Your Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents Sang
  13. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    "That's all folks!"
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'm liking Echoes of England!! :D

    (p.s. some of the tunes:
    1) British Grenadiers
    2) Greensleeves
    3) I know where I'm going
    4) On Ilkley Moor! )
  15. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    The Asphalt Jungle

    Dark, Satanic Mills

    There was a green hill far away

    Road to Nowhere (dedicate it to the fuel blockade)

    Lie Back and Folk of England

    Singing in the Rain

    Ashes to Ashes

    Tea for 54 million
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Not wanting to be too pedantic, but "I know where I'm going" is widely held to be Scottish :oops:
  17. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Surely that would be :

    Och aye, aah noo weere aahm guin.
  18. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    Folked up beyond all recognition.
  19. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Songs From The Shires

    The Music Of The Shires

    North of Crewe :)))

    British Folk

    Land of the Ashes and the Stump
  20. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    This website's being lying then!! :D