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This year’s Charlbury Beer Festival at the Cricket Club will be held on Saturday 29th June. Mr Myles will be there and has written a new song especially for the event. Kids welcome to come along while their parents are busy sampling the delights of what a keg (or ten) has to offer! Looking forward to a good ole’ knees-up and a lot of ‘Yee-has’!! See you there.
OK. So are you ready? So far, I can find the following words that rhyme with Deddi: Heady (not very children’s-song friendly!) Jeddy (which could be ‘jetty’ with an American accent?) Ready Steady Teddy Weddy (a marriage link in there perhaps - books and music? Now, THERE’S a marriage… Any other suggestions welcome, please.
Paddington Bear paid us a visit while having a ball in the Four Shires Shoe Shop - it’s a first!! Wow - What a weekend! Thank you to all who came along to my workshops and I am sorry for those you who ended up with me when you were expecting someone different! Thanks too to Jo who runs the Four Shires Leather Shoe Shop on New Street in Chipping Norton. She and her team were so welcoming and accommodating - more exemplary hospitality from another local establishment, for whom nothing was too much. I look forward to working with you in the future :-) Due to a last minute cancellation (ie. 3 minute’s warning!) Mr Myles had to improvise with his djembe and guitar to a group ranging from 2 to 9 years old! I over-ran by 15 minutes because we were having so much fun. We began with my song, Good Morning! taken from my first album, The Wishy Washy Songbook. This always sets the mood of any session and in no time, the energy and tent was buzzing. We then did a Call & Response entitled, ‘We’re going to write a story’. Along the way we met lots of the children’s favourite book characters. We suggested some plots and thought about an ending. Thanks to everyone for being so brave with their suggestions. I wrote a song for Roald Dahl’s fantastic book, The Enormous Crocodile about five years ago and had no idea it would be such a hit with the youngsters of Chippy! The chorus involved lots of movement: ‘Give me hands, give me heads, give me arms, give me legs, give me children with crunchy bones!’ There was a lot of snapping and my good old Ikea bathmat proved to be an excellent prop! We sang lots of other songs, moved and shook ourselves silly. The afternoon session (which I was properly booked for) was another barrage of fun with different children. They were clearly all up for a good time and had been taking advantage of the great activities on offer for them over the weekend. Thanks again to everyone involved and bring on Chiplitfest 2014!
Mr Myles Music enjoyed leading four workshops at The Seaside during this weekend’s Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Race Course. The children who came along were fantastic and joined in admirably. Altogether we played some Boomwhackers hitting every part of the marquee possible and sang and moved to lots of other fun songs. I wrote a chant specifically for the Festival that we opened each workshop with. The words are at the bottom… Other music included: a Call & Response chant, I Am A Broom, the songs E G Y P T, Good Morning!, Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, Magic Everywhere, I Sing My Scat, Man, and Fire! Fire! plus a bit of other improvising with children’s names, in particular Elias who likes to put out fires! Thank you to all of you who came along and to the parents who sang so well and kept things going. It makes a huge difference when you join and get what the music is all about! Feel free to navigate around the site to listen or order more music. Your feedback is equally valuable and will be taken seriously. The Get In Touch page enables you to leave any should you be happy to :-) Keep watching the News to see where Mr Myles will be next - hopefully at another festival near you soon. Which Whychwood We’re the coolest kids that you’ll ever, ever meet. We’re the coolest kids with the rhythm in our feet.
We’re the kids from the Wood and our rhythm’s good. Said, we’re the kids from the Wood ‘Which wood?’ This Wychwood! ‘Which Wychwood?’ This Wychwood!
Mr Myles can be spotted in the entertainment area at the Wychwood Festival 2011, held at Cheltenham Race Course in June. He will run two open sessions a day for anyone who wants to come along and join in the fun, make some noise and have a good sing. There are loads of other fab things going on at this family-focused festival and we hope to see you there!