England has a rich heritage of music - from the ancient carol The Holly And The Ivy to modern musicians such as clarinetist Emma Johnson who are expert at their craft.
Many Christmas songs come and go, famous for a season; four of England's lasting Christmas songs are Do They Know It's Christmas, Mistletoe and Wine, Walking In The Air and Wherever You Are.
Concert Review - Emma Johnson Clarinet
Emma Johnson is an accomplished musician who won the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition in 1984. She shows mastery of her craft, her clarinet singing seductive stories that mesmerise her audience.
English Music Festivals
Summer is festival season. England has a wide range of festivals, featuring different types of music. This article features a few of the highly popular music festivals that take place in England from Glastonbury to the Glyndebourne Opera Festival.
Hey Diddle diddle
What on earth does the Nursery Rhyme Hey Diddle diddle mean? Well, how about suspected murder and a love triangle that was to shake England to itīs core?
Jerusalem by William Blake
William Blake's poem Jerusalem, set to the music we use now during the First World War, is seen by some as an English National Anthem.
London Bridge Is Falling Down
The nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling down, with an easily rememberable, singsong tune, holds historical truths that children may not realise, which their parents may not know or have forgotten...
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Mary, Mary Quite contrary is a famous rhyme. But what does it mean? Can Silver bells mean torture instruments and cockle shells suggest infidelity? What about the pretty maids all in a row? Here are some thoughts!
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The Holly And The Ivy is a carol with both Pagan and Christian references. It has a catchy tune and easy to remember chorus.
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