Tune on Tuesday

Spring 2022 - caring for other people

This term we consider our responsibilities to our community and as global citizens. We enjoy and celebrate the positive contribution we can make to the lives of others. Each Tuesday Ms Stewart selects a piece that reflects our thinking through the week.

This term we are listening to music from all around the world, played by musicians from many countries and many traditions. Folk music, also called world music, is like Greek myths - coming from an oral tradition. This means they were learned and passed on by listening carefully rather than by being written down. With every listener likely to remember some parts better, words and tunes change and this makes the tradition lively and always changing. For many of the beautiful tunes you will hear, composers' names are long forgotten.

This term's musical voyage round the world begins at home, with the countries that make up our home, the United Kingdom.

18th January

Dacw 'Nghariad [Welsh folk song]

sung by Eve Goodman in a room in Cardiff.

In the UK 90% (this means 9 out of every ten people) speak English as their first language at home. But our nation, the United Kingdom, is made up of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each has their own language and road signs can be seen in Gaelic (Scotland and Ireland) and Welsh. To see a language written is one thing, to hear it is something else.

Chines New Year - Evelyn Glennie. Here she is playing with a traditional Chinese orchestra - a beautiful and haunting piece

Sheila Hancock reads WH Auden poem Refugee Blues