Turn on your imagination, tune in or download the audio link and travel through rich soundscapes and beautiful music in the world of Fox, Bird, River, Sing!
Produced by Early Childhood Creativity and Ceol Connected's Thomas Johnston, this radio play was specially produced for Cruinniú na nÓg 2021.
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"Where the land meets the salty water you stand, barefoot. The sea laps upon your feet and in-between your toes. It's dawn and the birds are wakening the land and as you lift your eyes, you see the sun peep over the blue horizon. It all looks mysterious today. You curl your hands to your eyes to make magic binoculars and as you scan the horizon you see appearing far away, where the sky meets the sea, a red fur-bodied, big-eared, white-chested creature sitting proudly on a floating log, the wise Red Fox"
A special thanks to Beth O'Halloran for the beautiful illustrations.
Produced by Early Childhood Creativity and Ceol Connected
Concept and story by Thomas Johnston and Orla Kelly
Narrated by Eimear Morrissey
Sound design & arrangements by Stephen Markham
Music and songs by Thomas Johnston
Sound effects by Orla Kelly
Recording engineer is Trevor Hutchinson
Fox, Bird, River, Sing! was commissioned by Fingal Arts Office for Cruinniú na nOg 2021 and funded by the Creative Ireland Programme.
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 is a collaboration between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ and is the only event of its kind in the world.