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Songs in the Shade of the Oak Tree

Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from Ireland

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Songs collected by Nathalie Soussana Illustrations by Anouck Fontaine, Élodie Coudray

A sweeping collection of 14 songs from Ireland that invites children to discover a rich tradition of hopeful and heartfelt music, filled with pride and passion.

This celebration of sound and storytelling abounds with a blend of lively and heart-wrenching tones. Popular favourites passed on from generation to generation are performed by men, women and children accompanied by talented musicians playing a wide array of instruments, including the fiddle, bodhrán, flute and Celtic harp.

Lyrics appear in English and Irish, followed by notes describing the cultural background of each song, along with a QR code to access the recordings.

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