The folk group invites children to play and sing traditional music from the British Isles (e.g. Ireland & Scotland). It is open to any child familiar with folk music and who is willing to try learning by ear. Encouraging children to play from memory is a key part of the Folk Group, but we also provide recordings and notation as aids. The Folk Group follows the model of a folk session, and the material can be determined by the children themselves. Melody instruments such as flutes, fiddles, tin whistles or bagpipes are most suitable, but anyone is welcome to join. The aim is to have fun playing music together that is a part of our heritage. It introduces children to a more informal style of communal music-making where being able to read notation is not a necessity.