hereMusicians were invited to create pieces of music around the words, poems or stories of children. ‘Songs by Bairns’ is the result. Artwork illustration by 7 year old Oskar Longmuir and is of his grandparents’ house. All proceeds from the compilation will go to The ARCHIE Foundation.
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- Jenny Sturgeon – I Love Dogs
I do too but I don’t want to marry one. The mind of 5 year old Emma is indeed mysterious but this is a touching reminder of the bond between pets and children.
- Depeche Choad – Dead Mole Party
What do you do if you find a dead mole in your garden and you are 8 year old Euan? Have a dead mole party, that’s what. Like an Easter egg hunt but with deceased animals.
- Matricarians – Egg Upon My Knee
Is it common to fear that a bear may be waiting to pounce should you spill any of your tea? Yes, according to 5 year old Maria. The music for this couldn’t be more apt and has now made me afraid to go into the garden with eggs on my knees…which I do often have.
- Stephen Podlesny (feat. Heidi) – The Boy From Hoomaloona
Heidi may be 6 but that won’t stop her from setting Home Alone style booby traps to catch whoever has been stealing sweeties from her selection box!
- Colin Clyne – Rock a Rock a Diddle
A simple song about love and attachment between a parent and child. Beautiful.
- Death Let Her – Death ti a the Pincils (Reverberate)
‘I hinna got ony punts and socks’ would prevent me from completing most tasks but most certainly from dealing with a tiger in my bedroom. 7 year old Isaac is a smart young man, if a little brutal. In response to being asked why his pencils were all snapped, he responds by stating that he hates writing and snaps them to kill them!
- CS Buchan (feat. Bruno) – Smelly Peanuts
I sense a great deal of thought went into this one and two year old Bruno has certainly pulled it out of the bag. Congratulations young man, I commend you and your insightful musings.
- Best Girl Athlete (feat. Iris) – Bellow
I forsee a future on the stage for seven year old Iris. I feel the joy and excitement of getting outside to play in your voice Iris, it’s tangible and real.