Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Manx folk song
Arranger:   Lori-Anne Dolloff
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-05 1-46913-0
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
The Mankato Children’s Chorus 2001
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This gentle lullaby, written in traditional Gaelic style, is named in Irish sources as a fiddle tune with the title “Rocking the Cradle”. The beautiful melody and lyrics make reference to birds by imitating cooing sounds to soothe a restless child. The simple rhythms and melody make this an excellent choice for beginning choirs.