Not just another compilation of sung nursery rhymes, this CD is a through-composed tone poem of sounds and songs. The instrumental wizardry of Richard Durrant and the multi-faceted vocal stylings of Paul Austin Kelly spin an enticing web of enchantment using well-known rhymes such as Jack and Jill and Hey Diddle Diddle, as well as the less familiar Aiken Drum and Who Has Seen the Wind? Kelly and Durrant interweave traditional and original settings in this musical journey from daylight to darkness and back again.
The accompanying booklet contains lyrics to all the songs, so that children may follow along as they listen to the music. The cover artwork is once again by the award-winning children's illustrator Korky Paul.
Paul Austin Kelly is an internationally renowned tenor and has performed with
many of the world's most prestigious opera companies including the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Glyndebourne Festival. He has made numerous guest appearances on BBC Radio and is an accomplished guitarist and trumpet player.
Richard Durrant is renowned for his extraordinary guitar playing, equally at home with traditional folk and pop music as well as the classical repertoire. He is also an accomplished music composer, producer and recipient of a 2002 Daily Mail Golden Jubilee Award, presented by HRH Prince Charles.
Also available from the Walking Oliver catalogue www.walkingoliver.com and at CDBaby.com:
* Hello, Michael Rosen! * The Walking Oliver Sing-A-Long
* Don't Want No Bones for Christmas * Howlin' at the Moon
* Rap 'n Roll * Oliver Unleashed on British Isles
Not content to just occupy your child's time, Walking Oliver sets out to deliver the real goods--music of lasting value.