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Thread #8697   Message #172785
Posted By: GeorgeH
03-Feb-00 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
There's been a thread on this topic running over on uk.music.folk . . . for traditional material the recommendation is certainly "The singing kettle".

For more modern "stuff" the best has not yet surfaced here; for those with any "social" concern the definitive recording of songs for children has to be Roy Bailey's "Why does it have to be me" (I posted contact/ordering info. for Roy in the "good modern folkies" thread). While for good songs, good tunes and much enjoyment Hilary James and Simon Mayor's "Musical Mystery Tour" is VERY hard to beat - my 19 year old daughter STILL occasionally launches into the songs she picked up from it . . For details see:

http://www.childrensmusic.co.uk

As for printed sources, Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl's "Singing Island" includes a short but excellent section of Children's Songs.

G.