The Speks | Sing-Along Songs from Glasses Island - Volume 1

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Sing-Along Songs from Glasses Island - Volume 1

by The Speks

Recorded by Ireland's first virtual band for children, this collection of sing-along songs and nursery rhymes set to Irish music is like Riverdance for toddlers. Sing along and sing loud!
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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1. Skippin' Song
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2. The Spider
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3. Miss Molly
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4. Blind Mice
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5. Old Man Blues
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6. Baby's Dish
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7. The King's Concerto
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8. Humpty Dumpty
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9. Don't Forget to Scream
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10. Michael Finnegan
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11. An Old Story
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12. Old King Cole
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13. Jack and Jill
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14. Dilín
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15. The Scarecrow
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16. Homeward Bound
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17. The Star
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This children’s CD of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music is like Riverdance for toddlers! It encompasses the all important areas of rhyme, rhythm and repetition - so frequently the missing links for children learning to read.

Courtney from California, USA says: “My 3 girls and I absolutely love this CD!! All the songs are so catchy and we love the Irish music throughout! Thanks for the great CD!”

“Sing-Along songs from Glasses Island – Volume 1” was recorded by Ireland’s first virtual band for children called The Speks. This six-piece band hails from a mythical island off the coast of Ireland called Glasses Island where everyone wears speks. In ancient times the island was settled by a clan of Myopians and today some people still refer to it as Myopia!

Áine from Galway, Ireland says: “Our little man (only one year old) won't go to sleep without his nightly dose of The Speks! This CD is a life-saver!”

Glasses Island is steeped in culture and the band members, Quince, Naymon, Tommo, Pete, Ed and Rafferty love singing and playing music for children. On this album they play fiddle, accordion, banjo, flute, tin whistle, mandola, guitar and their Irish music is magically woven through traditional nursery rhymes like Old King Cole and Humpty Dumpty.

The Speks bring their music style to the rest of the world in the hope that glasses-wearing can be more fun for the little ones so sing along and sing loud!

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gravyhead

Irishness
I heard about this album from a friend of mine. It is lovely and gentle and IRISH! I now give it as a gift for new born babies whose parents have a connection with Ireland. 5-stars!
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Andrea Guy

Sing Along Songs From Glasses Island
Finding children’s music that appeals both children and to the parents as well, is a hard thing to do these days. To find children’s music that is downright fun for the whole family, is next to impossible, but look no further than The Speks. The Speks are a six-piece band as well as the first virtual band that hail from a mythical island just off the coast of Ireland called Glasses Island where everyone wears speks! Why? Because in ancient times the island was settle by a clan of Myopians and sometimes the island is still called Myopia! The six band members are Quince, Naymon, Tommo, Pete, Ed and Rafferty and all of them love to sing and play music for children! It’s kinda like the Sgt Pepper for the toddler crowd. Does that intrigue you now? It should.

Sing-Along Songs From Glasses Island is seventeen nursery rhymes set to Irish music. You’ll hear their take on Twinkle Twinkle and Itsy Bitsy Spider and Humpty Dumpty and a host of others. This album was lovingly creating with young children in mind and its in one word, incredible.

The album opens with the infectious Skippin’ Song, which Irish children sing while skipping rope, and from that song on, it just gets better, though its hard to beat the jelly on a plate lyric, that can be dangerous to your health, because you’ll find yourself singing this all day long and its quite likely you’ll get a few strange looks from passers by when you do. Not that it will matter because this song and the rest will put you and your children in a good mood for hours.

All the songs are beautifully sung and performed and none of them sound like anything that might be sung by any dinosaurs, purple or otherwise, in fact these are children’s songs that anyone could be proud to admit to own. A particular favorite of mine is Miss Molly, which takes its melody from a song most people will recognize as Simple Gifts.

But what makes this album so special? It really is the Irish melodies that bring new life to the old nursery rhymes. The lilting flute, the perfect acoustic guitar, combined they make each song something special, something that every child will want to listen to and their parents too.

The songs are such that they almost insist that you sing-along with them. How could you not? That’s why this CD is perfect to take in the car with little ones, or perhaps your 75 year old mother, who fell in love with Miss Molly and The Skipping song with one listen and is now singing them off-key around the house, much to this reviewer’s dismay. But isn’t that proof that this is an album for all ages? A fun bunch of songs that make you want to sing, tap your feet and generally be happy?

So if you have little ones around, or you’re simply young at heart, get yourself a copy of this album ASAP, you won’t regret it for a minute.
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The Speks

Sing-along songs from Glasses Island
Very much loved by my three year old and constantly requested before bedtime!
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The Speks

Sing along songs from Glasses Island Volume 1
A good friend gave this CD to my sons as a gift and we absolutely love it. Some of the songs are classics that I know from my childhood but with an Irish twist, such as Miss Molly. Others I have never heard and are just gorgeous songs that I can sing to my children, Baby's dish is a truly beautiful little song. It is such a happy sing along CD, brings a smile to your face instantly. It makes the listener want to visit Ireland.
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Kurt

Heartwarming and Fun
A fresh new take on music for kids. Fun, catchy and enjoyable. I love it as much as my 3yo. Makes me want to visit Ireland.
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