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Working Together

“Working Together” is John's first new CD since the 2007 release "All Around Us." The CD includes fifteen new songs that will have you singing, laughing, and looking for an Ice Cream Shop. Most of the songs are geared for third grade and younger but some, such as the parody of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, are for adults too and children of any age. The CD features brilliant keyboard player and producer Jeff Miller, world renowned African drummer Kofi Donkor, superb Sax player Scott Harper, and other terrific singers. Included are several songs that teachers asked me to record.

Working Together
by John Farrell
       


All Around Us

For over fifteen years I’ve been visiting schools to sing with students and teachers. Many of these visits have included songwriting residencies. This CD about Science and Nature features some songs that were started during residency programs. These songs are meant to be enjoyed and changed. The versions presented here are ones I wrote but I had plenty of songswriting help along the way. Each group I work with creates their own verses to the songs. I hope you will write your own songs too. It’s a great way to learn and remember. To help you get started I have included three “instrumental only” tracks and suggestions for songwriting. I’d love to hear about your experiences, and I’d be happy to share your songs with others. Please email me at my web site Home page. Thanks. Keep singing and writing!

All Around Us
by John Farrell
       

Dear Child

Over the years, families have taken many different forms. But one thing remains constant: adults are forever changed by the arrival of a child. The love and sense of wonder they feel for this small life deepen as each day passes. In this tender picture book, John Farrell and Maurie J. Manning illustrate the emotional connections between grown-ups and their children. This delightful hardcover book is now on sale for just $16.95.
You can also order the book plus the single song "Dear Child" CD for just $22.00.

Dear Child
by John Farrell
Illustrated by Maurie J. Manning
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Stargazer's Alphabet

John's beautiful new hardcover book contains illustrations and text
that teach all about the night sky.
Large 9 x 12 pages show and explain about the stars, planets, moons, constellations, and galaxies from A to Z.

Stargazer's Alphabet
by John Farrell
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Songs as diverse as 'Dear Child' and 'I'd Like To Be a Duck for a Day'
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
An Expanded collection of
Holiday Songs from and
for the Entire Family
Songs about growing up viewed from a child's perspective.
Song Lyrics
Songs of Hope,
Friendship and Families
Song Lyrics
 
CD $15.00

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Hanahoe Memorial Children’s Clinic

CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00
CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00

Songs and Stories inviting
children and adults to sing
and tell their own stories
Song Lyrics
Hardcover or paperback Book
Written by John Farrell and
Illustrated by John Emil Cymerman

Video Musical Adventure Around
the Earth and into your imagination!
Wonderful Songs and Animation.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00
Paperback $9.95





Oh Yeah!
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
This recent release has been declared one of the best ever by those who have heard it. A must-have selection of new songs to round out your John Farrell collection.

Songs include:
Oh Yeah!;. Dear Child; Fifty Capitols in Sixty Seconds; I Wish I Hadn't Done That; Bridges; Carry On; I'd Like To Be A Duck For A Day; River of Dreams; How Would You Feel?; Stargazer's Alphabet; Rainbow Trout; A Good-Night Wish; See You Later Mashed Potato


Season of Light, Hope and Peace

"Every year I sit down at the piano during the Christmas season and write songs. My family has helped me with the ideas and inspired me with their enthusiasm, love, and sense of wonder. This expanded collection includes songs written between 1995 and 2004. Thanks for your support and friendship. Hope your Christmas is filled with peace, music, and good health."

The selections on the recording include:
It's Snowing; One by One; The Christmas Play; Dear Santa; Christmas is Coming; Gotta Get Going; Birthday of a Child; Season of Light; There's a Little Bit of Scrooge in Everyone; The Birthday of a Child; I Should Close My Eyes; Hot Chocolate and Diplomancy

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to Hanahoe Memorial Children’s Clinic
CD $15.00








Touch The Sky

This wonderful release lifts the spirits with thought-provoking songs about growing up viewed from a child's perspective. Topics include friendship, feelings, keeping the play in sports, the joys of summer, celebrating birthdays and families, learning from our mistakes, appreciating our ancestors and local histories, singing 50 states backwards, and more. This release was recorded on Prince Edward Island, Canada and at Painted Lady Studio in
Brewster, New York. It features some outstanding Celtic musicians along with award-winning members of The Jon Bates Band and all of the Farrell family.

Songs include:
Playing Right Field; It's Just a Game; Kilkelly, Ireland; Step By Step; Feelings That I Have; Backwards States; Mistakes Are Our Teachers; It's History; Rachel; and more.


CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00


The Sons And The Daughters

Songs of hope, friendship and families. This recording often stimulates discussion and reflection about topics such as peer pressure in school, learning to work together, respecting each other's differences, caring for Mother Earth, giving Dad the benefit of the doubt when
he and the map disagree, sharing with others, appreciating the contributions of our parents and grandparents and more... Appropriate for all ages:

Please Give Me Time; Dad's Not Lost; Courage;
Till The Morning Comes; Pass The Ball, Freddie; Little Bit Of Light;
Me Too; Rock 'N Roll For Mother Earth; Open Up The Circle


CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00







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How About You?

John' s first release remains a favorite with teachers, children and families everywhere he performs. Produced by Marcy Marxer and Jon Bates, these songs and stories are exquisite examples of the very best of children's music and folk tales. Popular with children and adults of all ages, this CD is being widely used in Pre-Kindergarten through grade four classrooms. This is a fantastic tape for those long car trips. The children love the songs and mom and dad can enjoy them too.

The selections on the recording are:
Library Song; I Like Ants; Hattie The Hen; Why The Moon Is In The Sky; Don't Give Up; How About You; Habitat; Love Grows; Family
"I thoroughly enjoyed John's CD, How About You, and expect our grandson Alex will too!"
Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

CD $15.00
Cassette $10.00


It's Just a Game

A soccer team is having lots of fun before the game. But once the game begins, the fun is over. The coach of the opposing team yells and calls people names. But it's his team that wins the game. As the children enjoy their post-game ice cream, a grown-up blames one of the players for perceived faults in how the game was played. Has everyone forgotten it's just a game? Sports should be fun, especially when you're young. John Farrell reminds everyone of this in his first picture book.

Meet The Illustrator:
John Emil Cymerman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian. He studied at the Hussina School of Art where he later taught illustration for nine years. His work has received a number of awards, including the Art Directors Club of Philadelphia Gold Medal and their Award for Excellence. It's Just a Game is the ninth children's book he has illustrated. John lives with his wife and children in Pitman, New Jersey.

Paperback $9.95






NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Great Earth Sing-Along

This Parents Choice Award Winner is a 30-minute musical party that celebrates Mother Earth. An all-star band, Emmy award-winning producers and director, and a marvelous technical team join forces with John Farrell to create a magnificent program for both kids and grownups. Highly entertaining, children will play this video many times. Whenever they do, they learn again about compassion, tolerance and how good it feels to have genuine respect for others. Producers Toni Sabia DeMauro and Lynn Malmed Pontillo have both received the prestigious Emmy award, as has director Peter Pontillo. The Emmy is the industry's highest award for excellence in video production, and all three brought their considerable skills to bear to make this remarkable video a thorough delight for all.

The band includes Jeff Miller, Dana Scofidio, Jon Bates, Mustafa Ahmed and special guest Cornelius Bumpus, of Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan fame.The video includes glorious nature shots and completely infectious sequences of children singing and dancing to tunes that'll have you singing along immediately. This video is already a big winner and is sure to be popular for many years to come. It has been recommended by The Los Angeles Times, NBC's Sneak Previews, The Parents Choice Foundation, The Dove Foundation, Dr. Donald McFeeley and many others.
PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD:
The Great Earth Sing-Along video, which stars John Farrell and features several of his original songs, won a Silver Honor from the Parents Choice Foundation. This is one of the most prestigious and respected awards in the field of children's entertainment and education.

DOVE FOUNDATION AWARD:
The Great Earth Sing-Along video was also a recipient of the Dove Foundation Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding work that supports the goals of the Dove Foundation which include promoting peace and understanding.

       

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