Creative Ireland Carlow and Carlow County Council will support this publication by providing copies of the "Traditional Irish Songs for Children" produced by Aileen Lambert to primary schools around County Carlow who would like a copy. The publication is a fully illustrated 48-page songbook featuring fourteen English language songs, with engaging supplementary info, activities pages and Curriculum Links for Primary Schools.
Aileen has drawn on her experience of delivering these songs to schoolchildren over many years along with her experience of working as a Creative Associate with the Creative Schools Programme which promotes the integration of arts activities across the school curriculum. The songbook also links with a Youtube Playlist which features Aileen and her own three girls sharing the songs in the form of online video workshops complete with subtitles for ease of singing along in the classroom.
There is great variety in this small number of fourteen songs. The one thing they all have in common is that they are great fun to sing. From tall tales of amazing adventures to nonsense songs they have proven themselves as appealing songs to engage young singers.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.