The Quiet Tree and the Creatures of Whistleberry Forest

by Dr. Thomas Johnston

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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
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Listen Close 02:58
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
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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
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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
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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...
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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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Dr. Thomas Johnston Dublin, Ireland

Irish traditional music and singalong songs from Ceol Connected's live touring productions for young audiences.

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

“… a perfect introduction to Irish traditional music for little ones.”
Sara Keating, The Irish Times
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