Folk Tunes for Recorders

This collection of traditional folk music for recorders was arranged by the late Geoffrey Ginn who, during the 1960s and 1970s, attended folk camps run by Folk Camps Society Ltd.  He wrote the arrangements for primary school-aged pupils.

These multi-part recorder tune arrangements are freely available for download, print or performance, either singly or as a complete document for use by anyone who wishes to perform the music for their own pleasure, for educational purposes or for a charitable or non-commercial nature. For use of this material in any other way, please contact Folk Camps Society Limited.

You can download the book containing scores for all the tunes or listen to MP3 sound files of the arrangements and download PDF files for individual tunes further down this page.

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This book was produced via a Folk Camps Development Fund Grant.

For each tune you can:

  • play the MP3 midi file
  • download the midi file
  • download the PDF score

Black Joke

Bushes and Briars


Cutty Wren

Dearest Dickie

Fieldtown Processional


Harmonious Blacksmith by Handel

Hole in the Wall

John Barleycorn

Ladies of Pleasure

Long Odds

Lovely Joan

Maiden Fair

Margaret’s Maggot

My Bonny Boy

Nonesuch – three variations

Pastime in Good Company by Henry VIII

Princess Royal

Searching for Lambs

Seeds of Love

Staines Morris

Waley Waley

The Week Before Easter

Young Collins

Youth’s the Season by John Gay

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