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Cloie – Instant Folk Group!

Mon, 06 Feb 2012

Cloie – Instant Folk Group!

Cloie (pronounced ‘cly’ and Manx Gaelic for ‘play’) is a new on-line resource of ready-made arrangements of Manx tunes suitable for mixed ability music groups. Housed on a Department of Education and Children wiki (see link below), Cloie is designed primarily for school use, but it may also be handy for folk groups just starting out or for other music ensembles looking to add Manx music to their repertoire: wiki pages Suitable for most melody instruments, each arrangement contains D penny whistle finger numbers, at least one counter-melody/harmony part and chords. Some also have easier long note parts and piano accompaniments. The ‘Cloie’ arrangements are designed to be performed in any way you like, and groups should feel free to experiment. So far, this ever-expanding resource contains a mix of well known Manx tunes including Arrane Ghelby and Creg Willy Syl alongside lesser known tunes like Yernagh Keoie and Caley’s Carol. Keep an eye out for new additions and if you have any arrangements to contribute to Cloie, please get in touch with Chloë Woolley.