What is Folk Song?

This 40-minute program is for older children (from 13 years upward), and is particularly suitable for youth who are taking music courses at school. Jill begins with Danny Boy, the famous Irish song, then dives back in time to the days of the troubadours of Provence, to demonstrate how ‘art song’ and ‘folk song’ have intertwined over the centuries. She then proceeds to touch upon many different genres, cultures and languages, ending with one of her own songs in English, Racheli. This thought-provoking program has been well received in the United States, New Zealand and Germany.


October 29, 2002 Chambersburg High School, Chambersburg, PA, USA

February 24, 2004 Branford High School, Branford, CT, USA

October 6, 2004 Realschule, Neustadt, Germany

December 3, 2004 Wellington Girls’ College, Wellington, New Zealand

October 22, 2010 Faust Junior High School, Chambersburg, PA, USA