Simon Mayor and Hilary James’ long awaited album for insomniacs of all ages! A bedtime collection of traditional songs and classical tunes, graced by Hilary’s sublime vocals and laced with Simon’s peerless mandolin playing. This is definitely one for the Mums and Dads too.
‘Exquisite, magical, delicate, intriguing are just few of the words to describe the stunning performances on the album Lullabies With Mandolins.’
‘Splendid musical fun!’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Unnerving instrumental ability… ingenious, witty and hypnotic stories that they put to music… an absolute delight for audiences of all ages.’
Rock ‘n’ Reel
‘James and Mayor have the ability to write songs that appeal to children and to the child within adults without ever sounding childish. They do not oversimplify things, but trust their audience to be able to pick up on clever musical passages and word games in the lyrics.’
‘Had my kids dancing and singing and asking for repeated plays… Get it, and have a box of Kleenex standing by: it’s the best tonic in a very long time.’
Folk On Tap
‘Cannot fail to delight either the youngest listener or the most jaded palate… total absence of condescension.’
‘Outstanding songsmiths and instrumentalists, who oddly enough, have chosen to work in the arena of children’s music… it takes real skill to produce such a well-conceived, varied, and superbly performed collection – but it takes an act of God to appeal to middle-schoolers!’
Dirty Linen (USA)
Download all five Musical Mystery Tour albums – at a special price!
By train, tractor, bicycle or even hot-air balloon – the Musical Mystery Tour introduces you to a lively collection of characters and places. Discover snowmen and kings, parrots and flamingoes, sleepy sheep and weeping willows – and even a donkey who can’t-can’t do the can-can!
Hilary James and Simon Mayor have written and performed songs for a wide range of radio and television programmes, and work regularly with children’s audiences.
Join in the search for the thirty-seven toed, pimple-nosed, elephant-eating hummingbird. We’ll drift over the jungle in a big balloon and watch Tarzan as he swings into trees and smiling crocodiles. You can gargle with the slippery slimy trout and twist your tongue round the flock of fat flamingoes.
Join us on a trip to the Midsummer Market and June Day Fair at Royal-Ashton-Snoozington-on-the-Wold. The cobbler, the conjurer, the acrobat and all our friends will be there. Meet the Grand Ol’ Duke of Pork, Thomas and the Strange Stradivari and the Spider in the Shed.