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Pete Coe has been a professional touring & recording folk musician since 1971, playing at festivals, concerts, dances & schools throughout Europe, Asia & USA.
He’s a qualified teacher with considerable primary, secondary & adult education experience. Pete has a clear enhanced CRB check.
He has an enormous repertoire of traditional songs & music suitable for all ages & abilities. He plays a variety of instruments, melodeon, banjo, bouzouki, dulcimer, jaws harp & percussion, he’s a country dance creator, caller & musician. He sings, plays & step dances, sometimes all at once!
Recent projects have included storytelling for the National Literacy Trust “Kick into Reading” scheme, working with major league football clubs and a Heritage Lottery funded “Take 6” project for the English Folk Dance and Song Society reintroducing old children’s singing games, from their archives, to schools in English regions.
As a musician he’s skilled & entertaining, presenting his songs with authority & good humour with a strong accent on participation. As a former teacher, his presentations support National Curriculum work in Music & Literacy, PE - Dance, History, Culture & Traditions, Sound & Science. Most of his presentations fit into existing school projects & frequently inspire further ideas for extension activities and can contribute enhancement to the Music Manifesto in schools.

"Pete Coe is a wonderful musician and interpreter of traditional music. He translates this ability to a level that children can tune into and in doing so provides education that is both relevant and fun. We can't wait for his next visit."

"If you ever get the opportunity to have Pete Coe at your school, grab it with both hands. He engenders such interest that even the most reluctant of performers join in with enthusiasm".

Dave Derricott, Head Teacher, ChristChurch J & I School, Oldbury

"I loved the rhymes & songs & games. You must be extremely gifted since you can play all those instruments - can you come back?"

Dean, Year 5, Flora Stevenson Primary,Edinburgh

Thank you for teaching us all those lovely songs and rhymes it was brilliant a lot better than doing work! The performance was brilliant.

Katie Smith, Year 3, Darrick Wood Junior, Orpington

WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

PRIMARY KS 1&2

 

1. TALL TAILES

Songs & choruses about Animals, Beasts & Creatures

Link to high res image of new "Tall Tailes" poster

 

2.SINGING GAMES

Songs with actions, clapping chants & skipping rhymes
3. NEW DANCES FOR OLD Making up your own country dances using traditional styles, figures & shapes

4. JACK OF ALL TRADES

Victorian songs of miners, weavers & navvies, farm labourers & fishermen, beggars & ballad singers
  5.LONGSWORD A traditional team dance from Yorkshire
6. THE SESSION Songs with choruses, tunes, dances, instruments, percussion & participation

KS3 & 4 and beyond

7. SONGSMITHS

How songs are made, finding ideas, themes, building vocabulary, phrases, lines & verses

8.BALLADS & BAWLING HAWKERS

Narrative verse in ancient ballads, topical broadsides & street singers

9.FOLK SOUNDS

An introduction to English folk songs, instruments & dance tunes
10.JACK OF ALL TRADES
Victorian songs of miners, weavers & navvies, farm labourers & fishermen, beggars & ballad singers

11.LONGSWORD

A traditional team dance from Yorkshire

12.COUNTRY DANCE MUSIC

Learning dance tunes, jigs, reels & hornpipes, melodies, rhythms, phrasing & pace.
13.IN COMES I
An introduction to the English Folk (Mummers) Play, looking at texts, performance & costume styles.

 

SUPPORTING BROADER EDUCATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES

Live Music * Excellence & Enjoyment * Participation & Performance * Kinaesthetic Learning Styles * Value added * Coordination, Confidence & Team Building * Social & Interpersonal Skills * Gender & Citizenship

Creative Experience & Inspiration for Children &Teachers *Follow Up & Feedback for Extension Activities * Springboard for Project Development

All workshops are adaptable to suit wide age and ability ranges. Pete often does school workshops during the day and fund-raising concerts in the evening for parents and pupils..

If you are interested in having Pete visit your school / college, contact him direct. If you know of any other local schools who might be interested, please pass the information on Fee - 120 - half day, 200 - full day

To print out a copy of Pete's Schools Information leaflet - click on the link and save the high resolution image to download into Photo Editor or Word to Print on A4 size.

 

Please click on the thumbnail image for a high resolution version of Pete's school information sheet

 

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Updated April 2009