The ‘magic garbage can’ CD is a milestone for Elly Parker and Ric Lafontaine. Both singer/songwriters were inspired by their combined family of 7 children, and 10 grand children. In the tradition of ‘the Fables of La Fontaine,’ the album is filled with colorful characters faced with some of life’s challenges. Like Ric and Elly, the songs celebrate life in a magical way.REVIEWSWe love that new CD. Its fantastic - start to finish. Ally is particulary partial to 'Dr. Muffin', the elephant song and 'Peggy's on the Go'. I love the 'grumpies' and most of all the rain song. The messages are clear and fun without preaching. Ally is going to be psyched for next live performance - let us know about any dates. Take care. Peter HarrisYour collaborative children's CD is truly MAGIC!"I wish it was widely available, so children could enjoy their childhoods again in innocence and wonder. The families who can hear and buy a copy are indeed lucky. I can't say enough good things about it, except I want two more copies for the children of a niece and a nephew."Reviewer: Bev Gordon
Winner of 4 AwardsThe Elephant In Aisle FourParent's Guide To Children's Media AwardChildren's Web Award Selected as Outstanding by The Parent CouncilFilm Advisory Board Award Of ExcellenceLight hearted, playful songs about animals interwoven with themes of family and community. Song titles include: Puppy Kisses, Turn Off The TV, Katie The Kangaroo, Something To Sing About, Wonderful Wiggly Worms, Butterfly and more.
Making Faces has been winning awards !2000 Parent's Choice ApprovedChicago Parent's Year 2000 Top Ten CDs
16 page full colour insert with lyrics, includes :
I Speak Duck (in French and English)
a new version of Rick's oft requested rap tribute to Mozart, The Yo Mo Concerto
Song For My Dearest Friend
Song For Australia
Don't Know Blues
Get Well Card
Way Out There
"Viva VIVA!" is the apt title of the VIVA Choir's first compact disk, released December 5, 1998. Artistic Director Connie Foss More has selected the best examples from the choir's first 10 years, making the CD a "hit parade" of this treble choir's favourite international folk music and art music recordings. Venues range from Victoria's St. Andrew's Cathedral to London's Church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and include some international competition performances.