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I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC

16 Jan 99 - 11:57 AM (#54401)
Subject: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Margo

Hi folks! I am composing some children's songs but would like to listen to traditional children's music of the Celtic genre. Names of artists and recordings would be helpful. Thanks.


16 Jan 99 - 03:02 PM (#54438)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: schmuze (inactive)

How about The Garten Mother's Lullaby, The Corries on "Strings and Things" There's a very old album if you can get hold of it called Glasgow Street songs by Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor, it really is very old but it has some fine children's songs on it such as "Ye cannae shover yer grannie off a bus"! Bye Sue


19 Jan 99 - 11:10 AM (#54736)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: blly j

the new song from pete syt john Childrens Band would be worth looking at


19 Jan 99 - 11:29 AM (#54738)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Frank Howe

try "Down Bendy's Lane by Tommy Sands


19 Jan 99 - 11:45 AM (#54740)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Will (inactive)

For new, fun songs, it's worth looking for tapes by Tom Pease (your library might have some). We have been particularly fond of "I'm gonna reach" and "Boogie! Boogie! Boogie!". I've ordered from Tomorrow River Music in Madison, Wisconsin (Box 165, 53701; phone: 608 423-3095).

There are also lots of good books of kids songs (and even more mediocre books, but that goes with the territory). Again, a library is likely to have a few. I've used Milton Okun's "Giant book of children's songs" as a decent compendium of middle of the road american stuff (five, count them, five, versions of "Puff"), which I got from Elderly Instruments, in Lansing, Michigan.

I would be interested in any suggestions that people have about books of kids songs from countries other than the U.S.


19 Jan 99 - 11:49 AM (#54742)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Will (inactive)

arghh .. sorry for the drift, Margarita, I missed the specific request for Celtic songs.

I would be interested in suggestions about collections.


19 Jan 99 - 11:54 AM (#54744)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Bert

Here is a site worth looking at. Not traditional but has some good stuff.

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19 Jan 99 - 11:56 AM (#54745)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Harald

Golden Bough issued a CD called "Celtic Songs For Children" or s.th. like that. Though the songs are not authentical neither do they sound so, the CD is worth listening to. We now have two songs from it in our repertoire, after playing them just for fun and now having requests every time on stage.


19 Jan 99 - 02:08 PM (#54757)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Joe Offer

s.th. ?????

Give a German a word, and he'll find a way to abbreviate it into something incomprehensible. Gosh, Harald, that's awesome....
-Joe Offer, ROTFL-


22 Jan 99 - 12:26 PM (#55214)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Harald

Don´t worry, Joe. I´m not singing like that !


22 Jan 99 - 01:37 PM (#55225)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: innovate@ior.com

Here is a site you may find useful. They have lots of kids stuff and you should be able to get some international flavor also.

http://www.midikaraoke.com/home/Lyric_Sites/Genre_Specific_Lyric_Archives/genre_specific_lyric_archives.html

Hope this helps.

Tom (sorry, no fancy handle)


22 Jan 99 - 03:09 PM (#55239)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Sandy Paton

You might want to look at Peter and Iona Opie's wonderful book The Lore and Language of School Children (Oxford University Press). Should be available in your library. Also, Ewan MacColl and Dominic Behan traded kids' street songs on a Folkways album 'way back when. Should be available from Smithsonian/Folkways, on cassette, at least.

Sandy


22 Jan 99 - 07:51 PM (#55275)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Sandy Paton

The record I referred to in the above post is titled The Singing Streets, Childhood Memories of Ireland and Scotland (Folkways FW 8501). I note that it was released "by arrangement with Topic Records, England," so it may also be available from them. The entire Folkways catalog, however, is available in one format or another from Smithsonian/Folkways. Look 'em up on the Web.

Sandy


01 Feb 00 - 08:20 AM (#171610)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: jeremie

Hi Margo and everybody !

If you're interested in french celtic music for children, I recommend you "Maxime Piolot". How don't know how to find it on the net, but tell me if you want more (I can give you some lyrics).

Jeremie


01 Feb 00 - 02:25 PM (#171795)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: GUEST,Jody

For Scottish children's songs, The Singing Kettle (Celia and Artie Fisher) has many CDs and tapes with traditional songs.


01 Feb 00 - 07:22 PM (#171910)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Owlkat

Hi Margo,

Here's a couple of places I've gone for kids tunes

http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/blondie/313/lyrics_lib/Other/children.html

http://www.argonet.co.uk/users/flying.pigs/list.html



Good Luck,
Owl


03 Feb 00 - 08:37 AM (#172785)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: GeorgeH

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.


03 Feb 00 - 02:50 PM (#172960)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Margo

Gosh this is nice that my thread has resurfaced after a year! I am very pleased to get your recommendations. Looks like I'll be buying some more CD's. My son likes Pete Seeger's Animal CD (Birds, Beasts and others, I can't remember the exact title.) I perform for his preschool and have plans to record some children's CD's myself. Thanks, Margo


03 Feb 00 - 08:05 PM (#173173)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: McGrath of Harlow

Best children's record I've ever come across was Roy Bailey (with Val Bailey, and Leon Rosselsson) "Oats and Beans and Kangaroos", issued by Fontana many many years ago (SFL13061 859028 FZY). It's got Why Does it Have to be Me, and lots more, including a wonderful Three Ravens (the non-cynical version).


03 Feb 00 - 08:29 PM (#173181)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: GUEST, - Áine's Vocal Chords

Talk to my host.

She does birthday parties. Kid's seem to prefer her larnoscopy versions, over those using her original voice.


03 Feb 00 - 08:52 PM (#173191)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: GUEST


03 Feb 00 - 10:01 PM (#173236)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: GUEST,John B

I am forever looking through used book stores for books of printed songs. Children's songs, especially from old school books, are often available. I also recommend looking at Hilary James and Simon Mayor who did lots of stuff for children on BBC. They are esay to find on the web by almost any search engine.


03 Feb 00 - 10:29 PM (#173254)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Sorcha

Neither of mine ever cared of it was "Kid Music" or not, just give 'em some of the real thing, you'll be suprised at how much of it they actually get. My daughter knew about the Easter Rising before she was 10--whose fault is THAT?


04 Feb 00 - 12:13 PM (#173533)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Marymac90

There is a Children's Music Network, loosely affiliated with the People's Music Network that I have posted about here. I was looking for an email address of someone directly concerned, but all I could come up with were some members of PMN. Try asking them for the info. If they can't, I'll bet they know who can-maybe Eric Levine?

Steve Suffet, suffet@worldnet.att.net Ellen Davidson, davidsoe@newschool.edu

Mary McCaffrey


04 Feb 00 - 12:25 PM (#173538)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Amos

http://www.kididdles.com/mouseum/lullabies.html

has children's lullabies, and the site around it has many other children's tunes.



A


04 Feb 00 - 02:12 PM (#173603)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: Margo

Sorcha, I know what you mean. The songs I am writing use Robert Louis Stevenson poems, but I am intending for it to be a family album, one that the grown ups don't mind having on as well. Inspiration from Scottish trad. music using trad. instrumentation. Margo


05 Apr 02 - 01:07 PM (#683821)
Subject: RE: I'm looking for CHILDREN'S MUSIC
From: MMario

Margo - how did this project ever turn out? Or is it still in progress?