Archive | Music recommendations

Brooklyn or Southville?

There’s a well-off bohemian neighbourhood of Brooklyn called Park Slope, which fizzles with child-friendly cafes, children’s cultural activities and musicians. I imagine it’s not so different to Southville. The album I am recommending this month is Park Slope Parents. The Album. Vol 1. It was a 2007 fundraiser for parkslopeparents.com and if I hadn’t been sent this by a friend […]

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Nostalgia, Canadian style

For January’s music recommendation I bring you: Sharon, Lois and Bram, Great Big Hits This Canadian trio were popular on children’s TV over in Canada in the 80s. Listen to this if you like campfire songs, silly actions and the odd French Canadian ditty. They won’t be to everyone’s taste but I think there’s a retro pleasure in […]

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Christmas tunes

Carols, carols, carols! That’s what we should be singing right now. A couple of years ago I recorded a Christmas CD with Audrey Johnson, Bristol chanteuse and ex-Rhymetimer who hails from the South of France. She runs Les Petits Zouzous which I would describe as a French Rhymetime, and my music recommendation this month Audrey’s first CD Chansons pour s’amuser. […]

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Is beautiful folk your cup of tea?

Next in my series of recommendations, it’s …… drumroll…… Elizabeth Mitchell, You are my little bird. When it comes to children’s folk, this woman is the real deal and her music is a huge influence on me. With a soft, gentle voice she sings traditional US folk songs, interspersed with song from Japan, Indonesia and other cultures. […]

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