One hundred, sixty years in the fanciful world of Edward Lear, there was an Owl and a Pussy cat, a Duck and a Kangaroo, and many more delightful characters who had bold adventures.   Uncle Arly, who traveled the world with cricket on the end of his nose, and the green headed Jumblies, who went to sea in a Sieve,  are but two of the ten works presented.   Suzanne Birrell, whether singing jazz, pop, or folk, is a story teller at heart. In this album, recorded live, Suzanne gives new life to these charming age old favorites with melodies equally hyptnotizing and memorable.  Suzanne doesn’t just tell the story, she acts them out in character voices and with feelings of great pathos and humor.  She will captivate your imagination with her customary over the top performance that enthralls children and adults alike.    Careful – You’ll find yourself caught up in the stories and singing along!



1.The Broom , The Shovel, The Poker and The Tongs (2:45)
2. Calico Pie (2:44)
3.The Duck and The Kangaroo (3:11)
4. Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly (3:34)
5. The Cummerbund (3:35)
6. The Jumblies (6:25)
7. The Dong With the Luminous Nose (7:22)
8. The Owl and the Pussycat (2:14)
9. The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo’ (9:34)
10. The New Vestments (3:51)

Suzanne Birrell- Vocals, Acoustic Bass, and Percusiion
Tom Duarte-Accoustic Guitar
Joel jaffe Engineer  Jaxon Victorine- Assistant Engineer
Photography by John Krause  Cover by suzanne Birrell
All mysuc composed by Suzanne Birrell ASCAP
All Lyrics composed by Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Recorded at Studio D, Sausalito, California, USA
December 2010
Album: Calico Pie  and other Poems by Edward Lear set to Music by Suzanne Birrell
PAu003459713 / 2010-02-28

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