The best resources are two commercial packages, published in Ireland but readily adaptable to the Music curriculum in Britain.
Mad for Trad by Julie Feeney www.MadforTrad.com not responding, 08/10/2008
Three interactive CD-ROMs for primary school children in Ireland (ages 4-12), which support the Primary Music Curriculum (1999).
High quality video clips show performances and interviews with some of Irish music’s finest exponents.
The text focuses on the Listening and Responding strand. It can be used individually by the child or by the teacher as the basis for a whole-class activity.
Learning Traditional Irish Songs (with CD) by Marianne Jordan (€19.95 - 18/03/2012)
Celtic Publications, ISBN 9-78190469-935-7
‘For anyone who wants to learn some popular Irish sing-along songs, but is particularly suitable for schools.'
There are ten of the most famous & well-loved traditional Irish songs (Danny Boy; I'll Tell Me Ma; Lord Franklin; Molly Malone; Spancil Hill; The Black Velvet Band; The Fields of Athenry; The Galway Shawl; The Wild Rover; Whiskey in the Jar) plus 10 individual sounds of typical Irish instruments.
Sample ways to learn the songs include gap fill; grammar; vocabulary; pronunciation; picture order; Irish colloquialisms; guess the song; guess the instrument; comprehension questions; quiz.