The Quiet Tree and the Creatures of Whistleberry Forest

by Thomas Johnston

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A collection of newly composed traditional tunes and songs from 'The Quiet Tree', a traditional music, storytelling, and puppetry performance created especially for very young children.

Children AND their adults can explore the sounds of Whistleberry Forest, sing along with Ornaith the owl, and dance on the lily pads with Faoláin the funky frog!

Devised and produced by traditional musician, researcher, and educator Dr. Thomas Johnston (whistles and song), The Quiet Tree also features the magically musical talents of Stephen Markham (keyboard & sound design), and Seán Óg Graham (guitar).

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released January 29, 2017

Featuring:

Thomas Johnston: whistles and vocals
Stephen Markham: keyboard
Seán Óg Graham: guitar

Recorded at Big Banana Studios, Co. Antrim
Mixed by Seán Óg Graham
Mastered by Richard Dowling
Tunes and lyrics composed by Thomas Johnston except Bill Malley’s in Track 6
Music and Sound Design by Stephen Markham
Arranged by Thomas Johnston and Stephen Markham
Illustration by Thorey Mjallhvit www.mjallhvit.is
Produced by Ceol Connected

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Thomas Johnston Dublin, Ireland

Irish traditional music and singalong songs from The Quiet Tree theatre production for young audiences.

Researched and produced especially for young children by Dr. Thomas Johnston, who then travels around singing and playing!

Children AND their adults will trace Sorley the snail's silver trails, will hide behind the leaves with Ornaith the owl, and will dance along with Faoláin the funky frog.
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Track Name: Land of the Trees
In the land of the trees
Moon looks down on the leaves
Shining bright through the night
In the land of the trees
In the land of the trees

The morning sun rises high
Dancing beams light the sky
Creatures stir and come to life
In the land of the trees
In the land of the trees

High above at the dawn of day
Flocks of swallows swoop and play
Bursts of song fill the air
In the land of the trees
In the land of the trees

The forest floor is lush and green
With tall oak trees and singing streams
The wind it whistles through the leaves
In the land of the trees
In the land of the trees
Track Name: Listen Close
What sound do twigs make in the forest?
What sound do twigs make in the forest?
And we'll listen close and we will hear
The sound that fills the air

What sound do pinecones make in the forest?
What sound do pinecones make in the forest?
And we'll listen close and we will hear
The sound that fills the air

What sound do stones make in the forest?
What sound do stones make in the forest?
And we'll listen close and we will hear
The sound that fills the air

What sound do feathers make in the forest?
What sound do feathers make in the forest?
And we'll listen close and we will hear
The sound that fills the air
Track Name: We're on our Way!
We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

Sorley the snail who wiggles in his shell...
Faoláin the frog who jumps over logs...
Ornaith the owl who hides in the tree...

Oh no! We're going the wrong way! It's this way!

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

Watch out for the sticky mud! Ughh!

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

Shhhh don't wake the bats!

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

Oh no, we woke the bats, run!

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

We're on our way to Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away

We have arrived at Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Who will we meet in Whistleberry Forest
Over the hills and far away
Track Name: Silver Trails
I leave silver trails wherever I go
I leave silver trails wherever I go
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow

I trace a shiny map, my path it shows
I trace a shiny map, my path it shows
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow

In the morning sun, my trails they glow
In the morning sun, my trails they glow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow

When it rains inside my shell I go
When it rains inside my shell I go
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow

Around the quiet tree, my trails they go
Around the quiet tree, my trails they go
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow
Shiny silver, shiny silver, slow, slow, slow, slow

Slow, slow, slow, slow
Slow, slow, slow, slow
Slow, slow, slow, slow
Slow, slow, slow, slow
Slow, slow, slow, slow
Track Name: Behind the Leaves
Ornaith in the old oak tree
Hiding there behind the leaves
Can you hear her sing her song?
Won't you come and sing along!

She sings... [whistles]

Ornaith in the old oak tree
Hiding there behind the leaves
Can you hear her sing her song?
Won't you come and sing along!

She sings...
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

[Instrumental]

Ornaith in the old oak tree
Hiding there behind the leaves
Can you hear her sing her song?
Won't you come and sing along!

She sings...
Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo
Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo
Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo
Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo Woo

Ornaith in the old oak tree
Hiding there behind the leaves
Can you hear her sing her song?
Won't you come and sing along!

She sings...