A vibrant, varied and user-friendly audio CD with beautifully illustrated 24 page booklet (insert) which includes a wide variety of multicultural, traditional songs suitable for 0-5s, their families and Early Years practitioners. All music arranged and performed by Alison Blunt and Malcolm Bruce with additional performers Yousuf Ali Khan and Delwar Hossain Dilu. Mixed by Malcolm Bruce. Each track is presented in the booklet with lyrics, translations and suggestions of instrumental, movement and vocal activities. Other booklet pages include: Warming Up the Body, Warming Up the Voice, Using Percussion Instruments, General Learning and Music and Movement, Glossary of Musical Terms and an Early Years music resources suggestion list.
TO PURCHASE: Click HERE to download the PDF order form
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Music Start is a government-funded resource to support families with Under Fives in their home music-making. Produced by Youth Music, created by a team of artists (Alison Blunt, Malcolm Bruce, Miriam Moss, D.R. INK with project manager Sophie Mathias and editor Laura Atkins), the pack includes a newly written picture book with suggestions of related music activities, an accompanying CD with 18 tracks of original music and songs plus the narrated story, 3 small quality percussion instruments and a Getting Started booklet with ideas on to use the pack. All elements of Music Start can be used together or as ‘stand-alone’ tools. 
Distributed free to 100,000 families in 2008. For more information, view Youth Music’s Music Start page or call Youth Music on 0207 902 1087. Amazon link

Cherry Pie is a multicultural song resource pack with particular focuses on traditional UK and African material. Devised by Alison, all songs arranged and  performed by Alison and Chris Wilson, mixed by Chris Wilson. 
123, Sing and Move With Me! is a multicultural music resource pack with particular focuses on traditional  Western European and Turkish material. Devised by Siân Davies and Alison, all music arranged and performed by Siân, Chris and Alison, with additional performers Soner Golbas and Ozgur Akbaba. Mixed by Chris. 

Both resource packs are charmingly illustrated by Caroline Blunt, illustrations showing accompanying gesture and movement ideas where helpful. Cherry Pie and 123, Sing and Move With Me! are both available for purchase from Hackney Music Development Trust. 
TO PURCHASE THESE RESOURCES ONLINE go to HMDT’s Music Box Publications page

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 Early Years Music Resources

Various Early Years projects have culminated in the creation of commissioned song activity packs with CDs to support ongoing music activities either at home or in the Early Years setting. Several of these resources have proved exceptionally popular with parents, carers and staff outside and beyond the original project’s participants. See below for information about some of the music resources I have been involved in creating. 
     *****21.11.12 Exciting NEWS! After intense work on this since July 2011,*****
the new *limited edition* of OUR SINGING WORLD is out!
Artist Educator Alchemy Early Years